German doctors arrive at Kharkiv-based clinic to see Tymoshenko
KHARKIV – Doctors from the German Charite Clinic Lutz Harms and Anett Reisshauer, have entered the territory of Kharkiv-based Central Clinical Hospital No. 5, where former Ukrainian Premier Yulia Tymoshenko is undergoing treatment.
According to an Interfax-Ukraine reporter, earlier Deputy Head of the State Penitentiary Service Department in Kharkiv region Andriy Lapinsky arrived at the hospital.
According to an informed source, the German doctors will stay in Kharkiv for two days.
Kyiv's Pechersky District Court found Tymoshenko guilty of abuse of office in signing gas supply contracts with Russia in 2009 and sentenced her to 7 years in prison on October 11, 2011. Tymoshenko has been serving her sentence at a penitentiary in Kharkiv since the end of December 2011.
On May 9, 2012, Tymoshenko was transferred to Central Clinical Hospital No. 5 in Kharkiv to undergo a treatment course in line with recommendations made by doctors from the Berlin-based Charite clinic. The last time German doctors visited their patient in Kharkiv was on October 14.
The day after the parliamentary elections in Ukraine, on October 29, Tymoshenko went on hunger strike to protest vote rigging.
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