After a 12-hour hearing held in Yulia Tymoshenko’s prison cell, the Shevchenkivsky District Court of Kyiv ordered the ex-premier’s arrest in connection with a case involving United Energy Systems of Ukraine, according to the Official web site of Yulia Tymoshenko.

“The motivation of the court was that, I quote: `if she is free, she may interfere with the investigation.’ I don’t understand how Yulia Tymoshenko can interfere with the investigation if she’s already in prison,” lawyer Serhiy Vlasenko told journalists outside the Lukyanivka prison tonight.