Pechersk District Court Judge Rodion Kireyev has rejected the written motion by Yulia Tymoshenko’s lawyer Oleksandr Plakhotnyuk not to hold hearings in his absence, according to Official web site of Yulia Tymoshenko. On July 22, Plakhotnyuk informed that judge that today, July 25, he must be in court to defend a client in a different case.

"The judge made his decision on the spot and said that lawyer Oleksandr Plakhotnyuk shouldn`t have signed a contract to defend Yulia Tymoshenko if he was busy with other cases," said the lawyer.