This opinion was expressed by Vlasenko on Channel 5.
"I want to remind everyone that there was an interview of Leonid Kuchma in which he clearly said that under his presidency, no one raised this issue, and there is no evidence against Yulia Tymoshenko. This is the official statement of President Kuchma. During the 16 years since the murder, never in any materials has the name of Tymoshenko been mentioned. in 2003, the murder trial of the executors - not a word about Tymoshenko. Main witness Ruslan Shcherban's testimony - not a word about Tymoshenko. Moreover, in 1999, Kushnir, who headed the gang that was allegedly executor of the murders in the 90's, died in prison under very strange circumstances. Tymoshenko was not the prosecutor of Donetsk oblast, Viktor Pshonka was. Tymoshenko was not the governor of Donetsk oblast - Viktor Yanukovych was," he reminded.
Vlasenko also said that Tymoshenko had no motive to kill Shcherban: "Viktor Pshonka said that Tymoshenko had a motive. Two groups of people had a motive - Viktor Yanukovich had political motives - in three and a half months after Scherban's murder he suddenly became governor of Donetsk oblast, which would never happen if Scherban was alive. The second group that was interested in it - the guys from Donetsk oblast who divided his property after. Not Tymoshenko, not UESU, and not someone else," he added.
Previously Prosecutor General Viktor Pshonka announced that the PGO is ready to charge Tymoshenko with ordering the murder of deputy Yevhen Shcherban. The punishment for this crime may lead to life imprisonment.