Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko has not been appearing in public lately because she is ill.

According to an UNIAN correspondent, BYuT MP Andriy Portnov claimed this to journalists on Thursday.

"Yulia Volodymirvna feels very badly", he said.

At same time, A.Portnov pledged that Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko will come out to journalists in the nearest future.

According to Liga, A.Portnov specified that Yulia Tymoshenko is in good spirits. “She will for sure appear in mass media in the nearest future. She’s not Brezhnev”, he said.

A.Portnov also confirmed that the BYuT faction will meet at 19.30 today to discuss whether Yulia Tymoshenko should resign from the post of the Prime Minister of Ukraine.