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EU: Ukrainian government needs to find solution to problem of political prisoners

Deputy Secretary General of the European External...

Deputy Secretary General of the European External Action Service Helga Schmid said during a meeting with Eugenia Tymoshenko, daughter of imprisoned former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko, that the Ukrainian authorities need to find a solution to the problem of political prisoners in Ukraine, according to the Official web site of Yulia Tymoshenko.

"Helga Schmid and Eugenia Tymoshenko discussed Yulia Tymoshenko’s conditions under detention, including different reports on her deteriorating state of health and her access to independent medical advice and treatment. In this regard, Ms Eugenia Tymoshenko reiterated the need for urgent and adequate medical treatment to be provided to her mother," the spokesperson of the EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy said in a statement.

Helga Schmid recalled the EU’s disappointment with the conduct of the prosecution as well as the verdict and the appeals process in the case of Yulia Tymoshenko, and expressed the need for a solution to the other outstanding cases of selective justice in Ukraine.

The meeting also provided an opportunity to discuss recent developments in Ukraine and the prospects for EU-Ukraine relations, bearing in mind Yulia Tymoshenko’s strong support for the finalization of the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement.

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