Russian Prime Minister and President-elect Vladimir Putin has said that former Prime Minister of Ukraine Yulia Tymoshenko didn’t break any laws of Russian or Ukraine during the signing of gas contracts in 2009, according to the Official web site of Yulia Tymoshenko. "Before signing the contracts for the supply of gas to Ukraine, naturally our lawyers checked everything carefully. The signed agreement fully complies with the laws of Russia and Ukraine. When we sign contracts with any country, and Ukraine isn’t an exception, our lawyers study the laws of our partner country in order to not expose us to any risks during the execution of these contracts. I will repeat one more time: in the opinion of our lawyers, there were no violations of the laws of Russian or Ukraine," said Vladimir Putin.
According to him, Russia is also willing to allow Yulia Tymoshenko to get treatment in a Russian medical facility. "With regard to the humanitarian aspect of the case, if Yulia Tymoshenko thinks it’s possible and the Ukrainian government, our Ukrainian partners, agree, we will gladly accept Yulia Tymoshenko in Russia for treatment at any time convenient for her and the Ukrainian government in any treatment facility," he added.