The new York court rejected the Claim of ex-Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko against the organization RosUkrEnergo, Its owner Dmytro Firtash and a number of other persons suspected of bribery, fraud and breach of human rights.
A Federal judge Kimba wood said that Tymoshenko could not provide the necessary confirmation that Firtash as if engaged in money laundering in the U.S. for their use in the form of bribes in Ukraine, reports Reuters.
The former Prime Minister filed a Lawsuit in Federal Court in new York in the spring of 2012. the Lawsuit was filed on behalf of Tymoshenko, the opposition group who were either under investigation or in prison and on behalf of the Ukrainian people, whose desires, According to the lawyer Tymoshenko has been infringed.
in the number of participants included 10 Ukrainians and six Residents and organizations in the United States.
the lawsuit noted that political persecution in Ukraine are part of a complex scheme designed to launder money abroad, for example, in the U.S., and for bribes to Ukrainian officials.
The lawsuit Tymoshenko is associated with the so-called gas war of 2009, when the dialogue between Kiev and the capital of Russia on gas supplies to Ukraine and its transit to the European Union reached a stalemate, and Russia cut off gas supplies to Ukraine, and then in the European Union, as Kiev began to take away the fuel for their needs.
in 2004-2009 Firm RosUkrEnergo carried out the function of a mediator between Ukraine and Russia on gas supplies. Its owners were Russian Gazprom and Ukrainian businessman Dmitry Firtash. In 2009 the Company was removed from mediation, and the new contract for production and delivery of gas was signed between Naftogaz and Gazprom. While RosUkrEnergo owes to Gazprom 1, 7 billion for gas supplies. In the end, Gazprom sold to Naftogaz this debt, in which "Naftogaz" confiscated eleven billion cubic meters of gas to RosUkrEnergo, which was stored in Ukrainian underground storage facilities.