The team of doctors at Berlin’s Charité clinic has appealed to President Viktor Yanukovych to allow former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko to travel abroad for medical treatment, according to Official web site of Yulia Tymoshenko.

"Be a president that respects humanitarian values and allow Yulia Tymoshenko to travel to Europe," Dr. Karl Max Einhäupl, the head of the clinic, said at a press conference today in Berlin.

According to him, successful treatment of Yulia Tymoshenko is possible only in Germany because the herniated disc has become chronic.

When asked whether it is likely Yulia Tymoshenko will be transferred to Germany, Karl Max Einhäupl said that talks are being held on the highest political level but that currently he believes such a visit "is not very likely."

The doctor believes the hunger strike Yulia Tymoshenko has begun in protest of the abuse she has suffered in prison is dangerous to her health. "A hunger strike will only worsen her situation and increase overall risk," said Dr. Norbert Haas, who also visited Yulia Tymoshenko in the Kharkiv prison on April 13. The team of doctors is scheduled to visit her again in the coming days.