Ukraine's Prime Minister Questioned in 2004 Poisoning of President

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The investigation into the unsolved 2004 dioxin poisoning of President Viktor Yushchenko has been completely politicized, Ukraine's prime minister said Thursday before she was questioned by prosecutors.

Yulia Tymoshenko suggested that she has being targeted because she is a potential competitor to Yushchenko in the 2010 presidential elections.

"When a person who is considered by the president as his rival at elections is simultaneously accused of state treason and of spying for the Kremlin, and then Viktor Yushchenko summons me to the prosecutors in relation to his poisoning, I think that ... no comment is needed," she told reporters outside the prosecutor's office in Kiev. "Everything is apparent enough."

Yushchenko accused Tymoshenko of teaming up with the Russia-friendly opposition Party of Regions in order to sideline him and "ruin the democratic developments" of Ukraine.

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