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Kharkiv hospital chief doesn't know when German doctors are to return to Tymoshenko

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July 13, 2012, 11:35 a.m. | Politics — by Interfax-Ukraine

Supporters of former Ukrainian Premier Yulia Tymoshenko hold portraits of their jailed leader.
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KHARKIV – Chief of Central Clinical Hospital No. 5 in Kharkiv Mykhailo Afanasyev has said that he does not know when the German Charite Clinic doctors will return to continue their treatment of former Ukrainian Premier Yulia Tymoshenko.

"Doctor [Lutz] Harms left in a rush. We asked him, but he said he did not know [when he would return]," Afanasyev told journalists on Thursday, July 12.

He added that the ex-premier's treatment schedule, which Harms drew up before his departure, had no deadlines.

The chief of the clinic confirmed that Tymoshenko was still refusing to take a blood test.

"One sample could be sent to the Charite Clinic, another one to a Ukrainian laboratory, and one more sample could be saved to settle expert questions, but she and her lawyer have refused to permit such a procedure," Afanasyev said.

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cedrik July 13, 2012, 6:33 p.m.    

OK, lemme see here. The good Dr Harms refused to answer questions at a meeting with the Kharkov doctors, demanded that Mrs T's lawyer be in attendance, which he was, and then the very next day the good doctor bails for the Fatherland.
Does the term 'busted' seem appropriate? Does to me.

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Roman Dawydiak July 14, 2012, 12:28 a.m.    

The issue of collecting blood samples for testing has been proposed before. Unless an absolute guarantee can be established to prevent tampering of any kind this will be an exercise in futility. As for the temporary absence of Dr. Harms to consult with colleagues and others at the Charite Clinic in Berlin, this is his right. Considering the intrigues being carried out compliments of Prosecutor General Viktor "Mr. Potato Head" Pshonka and his cohorts at the Kharkiv Hospital, it is no wonder that consultations are necessary minus the prying eyes of hostile Ukrainian authorities.

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cedrik July 14, 2012, 8:15 a.m.    

Spin it any way you want it, the facts speak for themselves.

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Roman Dawydiak July 14, 2012, 11:33 a.m.    

You are correct Cedrik. The facts do speak for themselves. The corruption in the Yanukovych Administration is a fact. The corruption in the PGO is a fact. The corruption in the judicial system is a fact. The corruption within the medical establishment is a fact. Etcetera, etcetera...

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cedrik July 14, 2012, 1:17 p.m.    

Spin away. Besides, it's past your bed time.
Read the article again. Nothing about corruption, everything about Mrs T. But then, I guess that in and of itself is about corruption. That's why she's in prison and has 3 more trials in process or coming.

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bkrevel July 15, 2012, 5:58 a.m.    

I fail to understand your support of yanuk and his corrupt regieme.
Surely you must see this corruption and exploitation of the people , for him and his family and the donetsk clan.
What is your agenda????
Please explain,,,,,your love of yanuk.

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cedrik July 15, 2012, 8:53 a.m.    

Do try to stick to comments on the article or the event and stop trying to turn every post you make in your many voices back to the old and tiresome diatribe about other subjects.

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bkrevel July 15, 2012, 6:02 a.m.    

What facts???
The facts according to pshonka?
Please,,,,do not be so simple minded.

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