Vice-premier Yulia Timoshenko: my summons to Moscow is a provocation on the Ukrainian part

Yesterday, Ukrainian vice-premier Yulia Timoshenko issued a statement in Kiev commenting on the news reports of her being summoned to Russia’s military procurator’s office over giving bribes to one of Russia’s top military officials. Ms. Timoshenko admits the fact, and Pravda.ru has already reported of this – she did receive the summons. The vice-premier asserts this is an attempt to pressurize her on the part of the corrupted Ukrainian bureaucrats. Ms. Timoshenko is understood not to be going to Moscow to bring her explanations over the criminal case which, incidentally, involves G. Oleinik, a top officer at the Russia’s Defence Ministry, our Kiev correspondent Aleksandr Gorobets reports.