Shock In Ukraine: Ukrainian President Yushchenko Demands Investigation Of PM Yulia Tymoshenko For State Treason

KIEV, Ukraine -- Ukraine's presidency announced on Monday the submission of a written request to investigate Ukraine's incumbent PM, Yulia Tymoshenko, for presumed state treason and political corruption.

President Yuschenko has accused his prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko of plotting to use the current crisis to take over as president.

Tymoshenko, in an open conflict with Ukrainian President Viktor Yushchenko is accused of state treason in favor of Russia.

Ukrainian Presidency's Deputy Chief Secretary Andrey Kinslinky said, quoted by the UNIAN news agency, that Russia plans to support Yulia Tymoshenko's candidacy for President in the upcoming presidential elections.

According to, Tymoshenko is Russia's favorite for her passive position in the Russian-Georgian conflict.

Tymoshenko declared that she was against the measures adopted by Ukrainian authorities to block the Russian military fleet to transit Ukrainian waters.

According to Ukrainian newspapers, it was very unlikely that Tymoshenko would be actually sent to court.

Moreover, experts declared that the President wants to pressure the Prime Minister to adopt a clear cut anti-Russian attitude.

Source: HotNews