"Video surveillance is not prohibited by law. There should be enough light in prison cells in order to carry out constant video surveillance. There are more than 80 cameras in our prison colony. We are responsible for the safety of all prisoners," he told reporters when asked whether Tymoshenko is under constant video surveillance and whether the light is on in her prison cell.
He also said that Tymoshenko was receiving all of the necessary medical care as prescribed by the commission that examined the ex-prime minister in Kyiv on December 28.
"She was examined by the chief of our medical unit, but Yulia Volodymyrivna [Tymoshenko] said that on the 28th [of December] she was examined by a team of doctors and that there were respective prescriptions. She also said that if she needs other medical help, she will inform us in writing," Pervushkin said.