Lawyer says Tymoshenko's health worsening

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July 9, 2012, 4:40 p.m. | Politics — by Interfax-Ukraine

The defense lawyer of Yulia Tymoshenko, Serhiy Vlasenko, has said that the health conditions of his client has worsened recently.
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The defense lawyer of ex-Premier Yulia Tymoshenko, MP Serhiy Vlasenko, has said that the health conditions of his client, who is undergoing treatment at the Central Clinical Hospital No. 5 in Kharkiv, has worsened recently.

"After communication with Yulia Volodymyrivna for an hour [on Monday until dinner] I got a firm impression that her state of health has worsened because of all hassles, stress and tests. People are constantly coming to her and telling her what she must do and what she shouldn't do, constantly telling her something, always disturbing her etc. Of course, she's constantly under a stress. What kind of treatment are we talking about?" Vlasenko told a correspondent of Interfax-Ukraine.

"I want to note that from the start the German doctors said it was impossible to treat a patient who is under constant stress. And this stress appears for a million reason, especially it reinforced after the assignment of so-called tests, when people started to come here, when the prosecutor's office started to monitor the doctors," the lawyer said.

Asked whether he had managed to talk to doctor from Charite German Clinic Lutz Harms, Vlasenko said: "No, I didn't".

As reported, on October 11, 2011, the Pechersky District Court in Kyiv sentenced Tymoshenko to seven years of imprisonment for overstepping her authority when signing 2009 gas contracts with Russia. She has been serving her sentence at the Kachanivska correctional facility in Kharkiv since late December 2011. However, presently Tymoshenko is undergoing treatment at a hospital in Kharkiv. Tymoshenko's treatment is being overseen by German doctors.

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