Doctor: Tymoshenko feeling better, but cannot walk unaided

Print version
Aug. 17, 2012, 8:01 p.m. | Politics — by Interfax-Ukraine


Kharkiv - Doctor Annette Reischauer of the Charite Clinic in Berlin, said signs of improvement are seen in Ukrainian ex-prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko's condition, but she cannot yet walk unaided.

"Progress can be seen, but the patient still cannot move without a walking frame," she told reporters outside Clinic No.5 in Kharkiv.

The German doctor also said that a new therapy has been devised for Tymoshenko jointly with Ukrainian colleagues.

Concerning the duration of the medical treatment, she said, "If you mean the general plan of therapy, its duration cannot be defined. As my colleagues earlier said during their visits here, the patient must undergo medical treatment in calm state, without strain," she said.

She said the schedule of therapeutic procedures was observed during her absence, but "it is difficult to say whether the recommendation concerning the patient's calm state was fulfilled."

Tymoshenko should not give up seeing her relatives, she said. "This is important for her recovery," the doctor said.

Tymoshenko, jailed for seven years, has been held at a clinic in Kharkiv since May 9.

The Kyiv Post is hosting comments to foster lively debate. Criticism is fine, but stick to the issues. Comments that include profanity or personal attacks will be removed from the site. If you think that a posted comment violates these standards, please flag it and alert us. We will take steps to block violators.
Roman Dawydiak Aug. 17, 2012, 11:33 p.m.    

Barring unforseen circumstances Yulia Tymoshenko may very well trade places with some of her villanous captors in the near future. As for the rotten scumbags that escape to mother Russia, the EU and other true democracies should quarantine those states that refuse to release their ill-gotten monetary theft back to Ukrainian authorities.

{# <-- parent id goes here
blueriver Aug. 18, 2012, 2:11 p.m.    

Correct yes 100%

{# <-- parent id goes here
Michael Romano Aug. 28, 2012, 5:46 a.m.    

They will trade places in the future I'm sure of it. Because the regime will have to face the reality that their actions towards political opponents is abuse of power. If the opposition wins the parliamentary elections... it will be a matter of time before Yanukovych is impeached.

I hope that day will come soon and Yulia Tymoshenko will be freed. She does not deserve this type of treatment.

{# <-- parent id goes here


© 1995–2014 Public Media

Web links to Kyiv Post material are allowed provided that they contain a URL hyperlink to the material and a maximum 500-character extract of the story. Otherwise, all materials contained on this site are protected by copyright law and may not be reproduced without the prior written permission of Public Media at
All information of the Interfax-Ukraine news agency placed on this web site is designed for internal use only. Its reproduction or distribution in any form is prohibited without a written permission of Interfax-Ukraine.