Kharkiv, June 18 (Interfax-Ukraine) – The Ukrainian Prosecutor General’s Office (PGO) cannot recommend a forensic medical examination of former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko to check whether she is able to participate in investigatory actions in the case of the murder of MP Yevhen Scherban, as the ex-prime minister is a witness in the case, Tymoshenko’s lawyer, Serhiy Vlasenko, has said.
“I don’t know how a forensic medical examination could be recommended for a witness. Ukrainian legislation does not foresee that. She [Tymoshenko] is a witness in the case,” he told an Interfax-Ukraine reporter.
As reported, Ukrainian First Deputy Prosecutor General Renat Kuzmin said in an interview with Kommersant-Ukraine that if Tymoshenko’s illness continues, the Prosecutor General’s Office of Ukraine could recommend holding a forensic medical examination to check whether Tymoshenko is able to take part in investigatory actions in the criminal case on Scherban’s murder.
“We have enough evidence that confirm Tymoshenko’s involvement in this murder [of Scherban], and we’re going to bring charges against her. Her long-term illness is an obstacle that bars us from bringing charges,” Kuzmin said.
He also said that the medical examination would be launched as soon as Tymoshenko’s treatment is over.
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