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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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