Germany: Yulia Tymoshenko has right to adequate medical treatment

09:26, 28 February 2013
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German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle has stressed that the Ukrainian government must ensure that Yulia Tymoshenko is provided adequate medical care, according to an Official web site of Yulia Tymoshenko.

"Yulia Tymoshenko and other imprisoned former government members were entitled to a fair trial. Any impression of a selective and politically motivated judiciary must be avoided. The sick opposition politician also had the right to adequate medical treatment," Guido Westerwelle said on February 26 following his meeting in Berlin with Ukrainian Foreign Minister Leonid Kozhara.

The German physicians from Berlin’s Charité hospital planned to come to Kharkiv on February 23 to examine Yulia Tymoshenko. However, their visit was cancelled by the Ministry of Health of Ukraine on the basis of information from the State Penitentiary Service that they could not organize the doctors’ visit in the next three days.

The Ministry of Health, referred to the "findings" of an international commission, announced that Yulia Tymoshenko had completed treatment. However, the Charité doctors said the claim by the Ukrainian doctors didn’t reflect their position. "We believe that Mrs. Tymoshenko needs further treatment and she is still our patient," said Dr. Karl Max Einhaupl. According to him, further treatment of the ex-premier will depend on permission from the Ukrainian government.

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