Yulia Tymoshenko’s defense attorney, Mykola Siryi, has asked the court to suspend the appeal proceedings because the ex-premier can not participate due to health problems, according to the Official web site of Yulia Tymoshenko.

“These are objective circumstances, not the defender’s position. Objective circumstances means that because of her health Yulia Tymoshenko objectively can not participate in the hearing. Therefore, I ask the court to give this fact due consideration,” Siryi said today in court.

Judge Olena Sitaylo said that Yulia Tymoshenko gave the court a written statement saying that she is unable to attend the hearing.

However, the state prosecution did not object to continuing the proceedings in the absence of Yulia Tymoshenko.

After hearing from both sides, the judge went to the deliberation room.