Timoshenko's Security During Moscow Visit Guaranteed

MOSCOW, Russia -- Security will be guaranteed to Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Timoshenko during her first visit to Ukraine scheduled for April 15-16, said Russian ambassador to Ukraine Viktor Chernomyrdin.

"The prime minister is protected by all laws," Chernomyrdin told journalists.

Earlier the Russian Prosecutor General's Office demanded Timoshenko's arrest. She is charged with causing $11 million damage to the Russian Defense Ministry.

"Let the Defense Ministry solve the problem itself. This has nothing to do with the Ukrainian prime minister," Viktor Chernomyrdin noted.

According to him, the purpose of Timoshenko's visit to Moscow is to clarify positions on agreements and joint bilateral projects which were concluded by the former Ukrainian government.