Kiev examines the involvement of Timoshenko to the three murders

First Deputy Prosecutor General Renat Kuzmin Ukraine

Renat Kuzmin, has promised to send the case or the involvement of Timoshenko to the term in a murder trial, or to declare that "it is not proven"

Prosecutor General of Ukraine examines the involvement of ex-premier Yulia Tymoshenko, Lazarenko to the three contract killings. This is the TV channel "Inter" said First Deputy Prosecutor General Renat Kuzmin Ukrainian.

According to Kuzmin, there is reason to believe that the murder of businessman Eugene Shcherban-MP and former head of the National Bank of Hetman Pavlo Lazarenko had been organized, acted in the interests of the company "United Energy Systems of Ukraine", which is controlled by Yulia Tymoshenko.

Ukrainian Prosecutor General's Office also examines the involvement of Tymoshenko and Lazarenko in the murder of Alexander Momot Donetsk businessman in 1996.

"In addition to killing Shcherban, we check the version of the involvement of Lazarenko and Tymoshenko in the murder of Donetsk businessman Momota. Momot was killed a few months before Shcherban" - Kuzmin said the TV channel "Inter".

First Deputy Prosecutor General of Ukraine said that Alexander Momot, like Eugene Scherban had a business conflict with Pavel Lazarenko and Yulia Tymoshenko.

"Once we prove the involvement of Timoshenko to the killings, she will be charged and the case will be sent to the court," - said Kuzmin, adding that if evidence is found, it is all over the country say that "it is not proved, "and the case will be dismissed.

April 5 Prosecutor's Office resumed investigation into the murder Eugene Scherban after his son Ruslan handed Office documents on the possible involvement in this crime Pavel Lazarenko and Yulia Tymoshenko.

Shcherban Eugene and his wife were shot at the airport in Donetsk in 1996, and Vadym Hetman was killed in the elevator of his home in 1998.

Alexander Momot, who headed the company, "Danko", was shot dead outside his home in Donetsk in May 1996.

Pavlo Lazarenko is now serving a sentence for financial fraud in U.S. prison, and Yulia Tymoshenko - for abuse of power in Ukraine.

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Pavel Lazarenko and Yulia Tymoshenko

And sitting in the U.S. Lazarenko, and sentenced to Ukraine Timoshenko rejected the new charges

Kuzmin also argues that Pavlo Lazarenko, who is in custody in the United States, organized the assassination of the deputy Yevgeny Shcherban in 1996 and former head of the National Bank and Deputy Vadym Hetman in 1998.

"Today we can say that the murder Shcherban and Getman organized by Pavel Ivanovich Lazarenko, who in many ways acted in the interests of the company were directed," - he said.

Deputy Attorney General said that in addition to the son of Mr. Shcherban - Ruslan Shcherban - the investigation there is evidence from other witnesses.

"Not only is Ruslan talking about it. We interrogated the witnesses confirm the existence of a conflict of interest between Tymoshenko and Scherban on gas contracts between Lazarenko and the Donetsk group of businessmen on the expansion of business in Dnipropetrovsk Donetsk region", - said Deputy Attorney General.

Sam Pavlo Lazarenko has denied any involvement in the murders of Eugene and Shcherban Hetman and called the accusations an attempt to discredit him.

Yulia Tymoshenko Defender Sergei Vlasenko said that, as the son of Mr. Shcherban made his statement just 15 years after the murder of his father, this is evidence of the political order against Yulia Tymoshenko.

Request to the U.S.

According to Renat Kuzmin, Ukraine's Prosecutor General's Office also asked the U.S. to provide information about the possible involvement of Pavel Lazarenko and Yulia Tymoshenko in the murder of the deputies.

He argues that one of the witnesses described how in 2005, while in the United States, he made a statement "that Tymoshenko and Lazarenko of conspiring to commit a crime in Ukraine, including the ordered murder."

"I have signed the appropriate requests to the U.S. Department of State and U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine on this issue, we examine the data," - said Kuzmin.

Deputy Attorney General also said that former Attorney General of Ukraine Svyatoslav Piskun may be held accountable for what he had illegally closed the criminal case on the corporation "United Energy Systems of Ukraine".

Earlier, the prosecutor's office stated that the reference to close the case Piskun in 2005 gave the then President Viktor Yushchenko.

Lawyers led by Yushchenko's party "Our Ukraine" is denied.