As Ms. Khakamada asserts, today during the TV debates Mr.Mironov said addressing to her: "Your election campaign is financed by criminals (a hint on the YUKOS company, the ex-head of which Mikhail Khodorkovsky is in custody waiting for a court hearing). When you become president what will you do for those people to return to their homeland?" "A citizen may be considered a criminal only after the court's ruling comes into force. That is why I intend to file a defamation suit. I do not rule out that that such lawsuits can be filed also by those citizens of Russia who had donated money to my election fund," the statement says.