Prime Minister of Ukraine Yulia Tymoshenko calls absurd the statements of the Presidential Secretariat that accused her of betraying national interests.

According to an UNIAN correspondent, she claimed this to a press conference today, commenting on the respective address of the Presidential Secretariat to SBU [the Ukrainian Security Service].

“Well, they produced seven provisions, love to Ukrainian fat, love to Ukrainian borshch, what else exotic… All this is absurd. I have no desire to comment, I swear, because it is possible to comment on serious things, but to comment on absurd – you may just turn into a participant of that absurd”, Yulia Tymoshenko said.

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.