Russia will pursue criminal case against new Ukrainian PM

Russia will pursue criminal case against new Ukrainian PM

[JURIST] Russian authorities said Wednesday that they will pursue a bribery case against Yulia Tymoshenko [personal website, Ukrainian Government profile], new Ukraine President Viktor Yushchenko's pick for prime minister. Tymoshenko faces allegations that she tried to inflate the price of supply contracts with the Russian military when she headed Ukraine's energy grid. A Russian court has already issued an order for Tymoshenko's arrest should she ever visit Russia, and Russia's prosecutor-general has said that his office will continue to pursue the case, despite Tymoshenko's position as prime minister-designate. BBC News has more. MosNews has local coverage.