Tymoshenko made an official statement explaining her decision by the relevant recommendations of Ukrainian and German doctors, who advised her against participating in any events in order to avoid stress, the press service said.
The report also says that the former prime minister had notified the Justice Ministry about her decision. In the prison service also noted that Kachanivska prison colony No. 54 and Central Clinical Hospital No. 5, where Tymoshenko is currently undergoing treatment, have the necessary equipment for video conferencing.
The ex-premier’s defense lawyer, Serhiy Vlasenko, said earlier that Tymoshenko would not talk to lawyers of the U.S. consulting firm U.S. Universal Trading and Investment Company (UTICo) at a video conference, at least until she had an opportunity to consult with her U.S. lawyers.