Tymoshenko admits speaking to Shufrych, says her words about Russians were edited
Ukraine's former prime minister and Batkivschyna party leader, Yulia Tymoshenko, admitted speaking by telephone with Party of Regions MP Nestor Shufrych, but said that her words in a certain part of this taped conversation had been edited to discredit her.
"Indeed, this conversation took place, but [Tymoshenko's remarks] about eight million Russians in Ukraine were edited. What I actually said was the Russians in Ukraine are Ukrainians," Tymoshenko said on her Twitter page on Monday.
The recording of a two-minute telephone conversation was posted online earlier in which a female voice resembling Tymoshenko's discusses the situation in Ukraine with Shufrych and allegedly suggests using nuclear weapons against ethnic Russians in Ukraine.