22 August 2017
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Yulia Tymoshenko able to walk around hospital room on her own


Doctors Karl Max Einhaupl, Norbert Haas and Annette Reisshauer say that former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko’s health has improved somewhat, according to the Official web site of Yulia Tymoshenko.

"Doctor from Berlin`s Charité clinic say that Yulia Tymoshenko is feeling better, her pain isn’t gone, but it’s decreased. The ex-premier can already move around the hospital room for several hours a day. They are also happy that they were able to convince her to end her hunger strike, but note that her treatment is not taking place under proper conditions," reports channel 1+1.

According to Dr. Haas, there is already definite progress. He said that he agreed with the penitentiary service that they will turn off the surveillance cameras while Yulia Tymoshenko is undergoing a medical examination or procedures. "But, Yulia Tymoshenko isn’t certain that there aren’t other, hidden cameras," he said.

The doctors also questioned why there was another patient in Yulia Tymoshenko’s room. "They may just be extra ears," they said.

They also expressed concern over the fact that the windows in the ex-premier’s room are taped shut. "Yulia Tymoshenko can’t see daylight, although this is necessary for her treatment. Yulia Tymoshenko can’t get Vitamin D, which you get from the sun. They allow her to come up to the windows for only 15-20 minutes," the doctors said.

The German doctors are also skeptical about the ex-premier’s ability to appear in court. "The doctors said that Yulia Tymoshenko’s treatment will last more than one week, and maybe even months. They said that it would be better to treat her in their Berlin clinic, because she needs complex treatment that requires that all necessary doctors be present at the same time. Right now this is impossible," the channel reported.

The doctors also said they plan to recommend to the Ukrainian authorities that Yulia Tymoshenko be moved to Kyiv, if she can’t be moved to Berlin. "House arrest would be ideal," they said.

"We bring all of Yulia Tymoshenko’s medicines with us. We haven’t presented her with any bills yet. Her family will pay for everything. We can’t allow ourselves to treat her for free," they added.

Yulia Tymoshenko was moved from the Kachanivska prison to Ukrzaliznytsia Central Clinical Hospital № 5 on May 9, where she has been receiving medical treatment under the supervision of doctors form the Charité clinic in Berlin.

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