Deputy Oleksandra Kuzhel told the Focus abouther stay in Kharkiv hospital with Yulia Tymoshenko. She also saidshe was near Yevhen Scherban until his death and is confident inthe innocence of former Prime Minister to his murder.
Accordingto Kuzhel having learned of the Tymoshenko being suspected ofShcherban assassination she and Tymoshenko and deputies LiudmylaDenysova and Tetiana Sliuz laughed. "She (Tymoshenko) said: 'Evenan insane person cannot come up with something like this - toaccuse me of killing Shcherban when I had excellent human relationswith him.' It's just absurd. Dnepropetrovsk people going into theland of Donetsk control was unimaginable," said Kuzhel.
She also said that there is a similar situation in Kharkivtoday, which was then in Donetsk. "Believe me, the place whereTymoshenko is serving her sentence was not selected randomly - theauthorities know that Dobkin and Kernes (the governor of Kharkivoblast and the mayor of Kharkiv) control the region completely.Even the bandits who carried us out of Tymoshenko's ward were notfrom the prison service - these were militants of Kernes. Theythrew us on the stairs and immediately ran down, heads down, afraidto be caught on cameras. I have seen them on several occasions inKharkiv - a "combat unit" of the regime, always doing the dirtiestwork. One thing is certain: Shcherban's murder could only beorganized by Donetsk clan," said the MP.
Kuzhel called the charges against Tymoshenko absurd. "I wasthe person who was with Yevhen (Shcherban) until his death. I hadbeen with him in the same team since 1994. I knew all his friendsand enemies - overt and covert. Tymoshenko was not among them, andcould not be - too low a figure at the time. They were on differentorbits," said Kuzhel.
In addition,she said that during the meeting with Tymoshenko they talked aboutthe new laws, the situation in the country and read poetry by LinaKostenko. "She told me about her time in jail andprison. That prisoners whom she affectionately calls"girls " areforced to work around the clock. And for almost an hourwe had been reading poetryby Lina Kostenko and talked about it.We spoke only mouth to ear and theknocked loudly on the table, because they record andanalyze everything. She wasconcerned that we can not lie down, gave her own blanket for usto be comfortable. She did not talk about herself,her problemsat all," saidKuzhel.
At that she assured that the opposition has a plan ofaction. "It is clear and understandable. We simply cannot publishit yet. Moreover, without the support of the people many of itspoints are not easy to realize. And getting people out on thewhistle - that does not happen," said Kuzhel.