NSDC did not support accusing Tymoshenko of political corruption

16:39, 19 August 2008
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At first they want to study the case

The National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine did not make any decision on the Presidential Secretariat’s statement accusing Prime Minister of Ukraine Yulia Tymoshenko of political corruption and high treason.

According to an UNIAN correspondent, NSDC deputy secretary Stepan Havrysh claimed this on results of the today’s extraordinary session of the Council.

He stressed that NSDC did not make any decision because, in line with the law, this issue may be put for consideration of the Council only by the President or one of NSDC members.

“As the statement was voiced at a press conference, we are studying it, we will make inquiries, and I believe, in line with formal practice, until we receive the necessary information, NSDC will not undertake any steps and will not issue any statements on this issue”, S.Havrysh stressed.

As UNIAN reported earlier, on August 18, Ukrainian President Viktor Yushchenko`s office  accused Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko, his "Orange Revolution" ally, of betraying national interests by not backing Georgia in its conflict with Russia. Yushchenko`s deputy chief of staff accused Tymoshenko of remaining silent to secure Moscow`s support during presidential elections in 2010.

"Russia`s leaders are seriously considering supporting Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko in the presidential campaign once she ... fulfils the condition of adopting a passive position in the conflict with Georgia," Andriy Kyslynsky said in a comment on the presidential Web site.

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