Oleksandr Tymoshenko, husband of former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko, believes the attempt by the Prosecutor General’s Office to accuse his wife of being involved in the 1996 murder of MP Yevhen Shcherban is a poorly staged performance on orders from the government, according to the Official web site of Yulia Tymoshenko.

"There is no case. There is a desire by the current government to distract public attention from the problems in Ukraine, the horrible state of the economy and social sphere, the destruction of all the attributes of a democratic society – the middle class, law, justice, the destruction of the country. And this is why Kuzmin & Co. are coming up with these stupid performances on orders from the puppeteers on Bankova street," Oleksandr Tymoshenko said in an interview with Контракти.ua.

He believes that Petro Kyrychenko, who was recently questioned in court as part of the case, "allowed himself to be sucked into the PGO and government’s dirty games, in pursuit of his purely material and low interests." "Petro Kyrychenko is a drug addict and alcoholic. He made himself responsible for what the government invented. He also admitted that he has no evidence against Yulia Tymoshenko," he said.

"There is a person who commissioned this performance – Viktor Yanukovych. There is the juggler – Renat Kuzmin. And then there are the marionettes dancing to their song. The person that ordered the assassination is the person that gained from Shcherban being gone who took over his assets, gained power. Shcherban was a powerful person, and if he were alive, all the Donetsk pygmies in politics and business today, like Yanukovych, Azarov, Boyko, Kolesnikov and other, would only be carrying his slippers for him," said Oleksandr Tymoshenko.