Accusations brought against ex-premier Yulia Tymoshenko aim to distract public attention from national problems, Tymoshenko's Batkivschyna party said.
Batkivschyna calls Tymoshenko case political
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All the money received by Ukraine under the Kyoto Protocol is still on governmental accounts, and accusations brought against ex-premier Yulia Tymoshenko aim to distract public attention from national problems, Tymoshenko's Batkivschyna party said.
"The accusations against Tymoshenko are related to the submission to the parliament of pension reform and budget documents, which will knock down our citizens. The authorities are trying to distract attention from everyday problems of every citizen and the forthcoming problems planned by these authorities for pensioners, businessmen and everyone wishing to live in this country legally," Serhiy Sobolev from the Yulia Tymoshenko Bloc-Batkivschyna faction told a Thursday press briefing.
"They are trying to distract attention from key things with the opening of the criminal case against [Batkivschyna leader Tymoshenko]," he said.
The steps taken by law enforcers show that they are following political orders. They put direct political pressure and intimidate the leader of the opposition, he said.
Batkivschyna has documents to confirm that money gained by Ukraine in selling atmospheric emission quotas under the Kyoto Protocol are still on governmental accounts, he said.
"We have obtained documents, which the Prosecutor General's Office, the government and the president are concealing for some reason," Sobolev said.
The entire sums converted from the euro into the hryvnia are on correspondence accounts. "The Treasury confirms that," the faction leader said.