Party of Regions MPs demand to bring criminal case against Tymoshenko

14:48, 19 June 2008
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Party of Regions faction will turn to the Prosecutor’s General Office with a demand to bring a criminal case against Prime Minister of Ukraine Yulia Tymoshenko and chief of the Control-Revision Department Mykola Syvulskiy for slander.

UNIAN was informed about this at the Party of Regions’ press service, referring to lawmaker Olena Lukash.

In the opinion of the lawmaker, the activities of Yulia Tymoshenko and Mykola Syvulskiy have traces of crime, stipulated by part two Article 383 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine “Deliberately False Information About Committing Crime”. She also noted that the law stipulates a punishment in a form of imprisonment from two to five years.

“The respective appeal for bringing a criminal case will be lodged by lawmakers to the Prosecutor’s General Office today”, O.Lukash stressed.

As UNIAN reported earlier, on June 18 Control-Revision Department of Ukraine chief Mykola Syvulskiy listed officials who, according to CRU conclusions, are responsible for financial violations, committed by state monopolies in the second half of the year 2006 and in 2007. In particular, according to CRU, ex-Fuel-Energy Minister Yuri Boyko and his aide Victor Voronin are responsible for financial violations discovered in Naftohaz Ukrayiny (at 2.2 bln hryvnias), Party of Regions lawmaker Andriy Derkach – responsible for violations in Enerhoatom national nuclear power-generating company (at 3.6 bln hryvnias), ex-Coal Industry Minister Serhiy Tulub – responsible for violations in the coal branch (at 2.4 bln hryvnias), ex-Transport Minister Mykola Rudkovskiy – responsible for violations in the transport sphere (at 2 bln hryvnias).

At the same time, Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko claimed that the government submitted all conclusions of the Control-Revision Department for examination of the Prosecutor’s General Office.

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