Batkivshchyna Party leader and former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko has drawn the court’s attention to the false testimony given by former President Viktor Yushchenko during his interrogation іn court as a witness for the prosecution, according to the Official web site of Yulia Tymoshenko.

“Yushchenko’s statements regarding his non-interference in gas contract negotiations confirm that he gave false testimony under oath,” Yulia Tymoshenko said today in court.

The ex-premier believes that it was Viktor Yushchenko’s interference in gas talks in late 2008 that prevented the timely signing of gas contracts for the supply and transit of Russian natural gas.

“The main reason for the so-called gas crisis and need to operate the gas system in reverse mode, thus putting it on the verge of technical disaster and the Russian side’s tough stance on the price of gas was President Yushchenko’s recalling Oleh Dubyna from talks in Moscow on December 31,” Yulia Tymoshenko said.