Ukraine's PGO rejects reports about possible questioning of Putin
Ukraine's Prosecutor General's Office has rejected reports that Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin may be questioned as part of a criminal case against former Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko on the conclusion of the gas contracts in 2009.
"The electronic media posted the report of the press service of Yulia Tymoshenko, with reference to lawyer Bohdan Ferents, that the investigator for particularly important cases of the General Prosecutor's Office had assured him that Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin will be interrogated soon, because without this it would be impossible to send the case at court."
"The Prosecutor General's Office of Ukraine categorically states that the promulgated information is absolutely untrue," the Prosecutor General's Office said in a statement issued on Wednesday.
The investigator made no statements on this matter, the press service said.
The PGO believes that such statements are interference in the pretrial investigation and are aimed at discrediting the investigator in this criminal case.
The Prosecutor General's Office also warned that obstructing or interfering in the progress of investigation was a crime.