KHARKIV – Doctors from the German Charite Clinic Lutz Harms and Anett Reisshauer, have entered the territory of Kharkiv-based Central Clinical Hospital No. 5, where former Ukrainian Premier Yulia Tymoshenko is undergoing treatment.
According to an Interfax-Ukraine reporter, earlier Deputy Head of the
State Penitentiary Service Department in Kharkiv region Andriy Lapinsky
arrived at the hospital.
According to an informed source, the German doctors will stay in Kharkiv for two days.
Kyiv’s Pechersky District Court found Tymoshenko guilty of abuse of
office in signing gas supply contracts with Russia in 2009 and sentenced
her to 7 years in prison on October 11, 2011. Tymoshenko has been
serving her sentence at a penitentiary in Kharkiv since the end of
On May 9, 2012, Tymoshenko was transferred to Central Clinical
Hospital No. 5 in Kharkiv to undergo a treatment course in line with
recommendations made by doctors from the Berlin-based Charite clinic.
The last time German doctors visited their patient in Kharkiv was on
The day after the parliamentary elections in Ukraine, on October 29, Tymoshenko went on hunger strike to protest vote rigging.