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Dec 19, 2009, 01:17 am

Yulia Tymoshenko has never used a government summer house

tympshenko-yulia.jpgAccording to Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko, she has never used a government summer cottage and currently rents a house with her husband Oleksandr.

"As Vice Prime Minister and deputy, for more than ten years I rented a small house in Kyiv. Given that I need to host visitors and ambassadors, my husband and I rented a somewhat bigger house and I can say that it is the size of a normal house belonging to a normal family," Yulia Tymoshenko said during an evening broadcast on Channel Ukraina.

She said that journalists can visit the building and speak with the owners of the house her family used to rent.

The head of government underscored that her family only owns a house in Dnipropetrovsk, where her mother, aunt and cousin’s family current live. According to Yulia Tymoshenko, the house was built during the time she was involved in business. "You can check the dates the house was built and when my family moved in," she said.

Yulia Tymoshenko also denied information that her family allegedly owns five houses. "There are no five houses, and the pictures released by the media are not of my house, but the neighbor’s house, and they are quite different in size," she noted.

Yulia Tymoshenko also asked journalists to keep her family out of politics. She noted that after she was jailed, her family doesn’t want anything to do with politics. "Afterwards, neither my husband nor my entire family wants anything to know about politics or have anything to do with it. I understand them. I understand my husband when he tells journalists that he wants nothing to do with politics because he went through such ordeals and torment being my husband, I want him to have a normal life, far from this tumult and at times evil things," she explained.

"And I ask that you not drag my family into politics," Yulia Tymoshenko urged.

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