Prime Minister of Ukraine Yulia Tymoshenko refutes statements of the President’s office that accused her of high treason.

According to an UNIAN correspondent, she claimed this to a press conference after a government’s session.

The Prime Minister noted that without any doubt she would like to refute the accusations.

“Such statements of low-ranking officials need not comments but a good carpenter to change the signboard at the Presidential Secretariat to a “#6 hospital ward”, Yulia Tymoshenko said.

“I have never been to Sardinia. If they don’t trust me, let them ask local sardines”, the Prime Minister noted.

The Prime Minister pointed out she cannot give serious comments on such statements. Yulia Tymoshenko stressed: “My position is to be with Ukraine, with the Ukrainian nation”.

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. Tymoshenko was also accused of masterminding a plot during her vacation at Sardinia.