Charité doctors recommend surgery for Yulia Tymoshenko

09:26, 02 July 2013
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Yulia Tymoshenko needs surgery, says her daughter, Eugenia Tymoshenko, according to the Official web site of Yulia Tymoshenko.

"Following their clinical examinations of my mother after her condition worsened and the pain in her back increased, the doctors from Berlin’s Charité recommended surgery, which would prevent a relapse in the future," said Eugenia Tymoshenko.

Yulia Tymoshenko’s daughter stressed that the German physicians are recommending the operation be performed as soon as possible. "If this operation is not done, they believe it’s impossible to predict what will happen in the future. Her condition is already critical – she can’t walk even with the walker. They’re also not ruling about disability if she does not have the operation," she said.

She said her family is certain that Ukrainian doctors are doing everything they can, but are under serious pressure. "Our family doesn’t doubt their professionalism, but our experience has shown that doctors in Ukraine are under pressure," explained Eugenia Tymoshenko.

The ex-premier’s daughter recalled the findings by local doctors regarding Yulia Tymoshenko’s health. "From the very start they have been saying that my mother is healthy, that she can participate in investigative actions, even though at the time she wasn’t walking. Only later were the Ukrainian doctors forced to recognize the seriousness of her illness," she added.

Eugenia Tymoshenko underscored that her family would agree to surgery performed by the German doctors. "Every citizen of Ukraine has the right to choose an independent doctor; therefore, we demand that the authorities allow doctors from Berlin’s Charité hospital to perform the operation under proper conditions. All we demand is that the operation be performed by German doctors," stressed Yulia Tymoshenko’s daughter.

After Yulia Tymoshenko’s health deteriorated on June 14, her defense asked the physicians from Germany to find time in their schedules for an emergency visit to Kharkiv to examine the ex-premier.

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