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Tymoshenko's allies intend to visit her in hospital on Aug. 5

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Aug. 3, 2012, 5:33 p.m. | Politics — by Interfax-Ukraine

Chairman of the Council of the Batkivschyna United Opposition Arseniy Yatseniuk and members of the council Anatoliy Hrytsenko, Serhiy Sobolev, Borys Tarasiuk and Viacheslav Kyrylenko and others intend to visit former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko on Sunday Central Clinical Hospital No. 5 in Kharkiv.
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Chairman of the Council of the Batkivschyna United Opposition Arseniy Yatseniuk and members of the council Anatoliy Hrytsenko, Serhiy Sobolev, Borys Tarasiuk and Viacheslav Kyrylenko and others intend to visit on Sunday Central Clinical Hospital No. 5 in Kharkiv, where convicted former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko, who is the leader of the Batkivschyna Party, is undergoing treatment.

"They will come to express their support for opposition leader Yulia Tymoshenko on the anniversary of her unlawful arrest," the press service of Kharkiv regional branch of Batkivschyna Party told Interfax-Ukraine.

On October 11, Pechersky District Court in Kyiv found Tymoshenko guilty of abusing power during the preparation of instructions for gas negotiations with Russia in 2009.

Tymoshenko was imprisoned for seven years. This term starts from August 5, 2011, when the premier was arrested in the court hall.

The defense team has repeatedly stated that Tymoshenko had health problems even during her stay in Kyiv's pre-trial detention center, and demanded that she be examined by independent doctors, because Tymoshenko does not trust Ukrainian doctors. On May 9, Tymoshenko was moved from the prison to Central Clinical Hospital No. 5 in Kharkiv. The procedures for the ex-premier's treatment in hospital have been selected by German doctors from the Charite Clinic.

The State Penitentiary Service said on August 2 the number of visits to Tymoshenko hospital will be limited in accordance with the recommendations of German and Ukrainian doctors.

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