KIEV (Reuters) - Ukrainian opposition leader Yulia Tymoshenko was charged Monday over alleged misuse of state funds during her tenure as prime minister in 2007-10, Tymoshenkos spokeswoman said. Tymoshenko, who narrowly lost the February presidential election to President Viktor Yanukovich, has repeatedly dismissed as politically motivated accusations her government misused money raised by selling carbon emission rights. This looks really absurd, her partys website quoted her as saying Monday. This is how the President of Ukraine is getting rid of his main competitor. In October, auditors hired by Yanukovichs government published a report accusing Tymoshenko of illegally using funds from selling carbon emission rights under the Kyoto Protocol to plug gaps in the countrys pension fund. I paid pensions to people but this is not a crime under Ukraines law, she said.