Government remains silent on treatment for Yulia Tymoshenko abroad

12:22, 05 September 2013
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Former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko hasn't received any proposals from the Ukrainian authorities as to possible treatment in Germany, according to the Official web site of Yulia Tymoshenko.

No surgery has been scheduled for Yulia Tymoshenko on September 15 or any other date, according to a statement made by an authorized representative of Berlin’s Charité hospital. This despite the repeated insistence by the German physicians that surgery is necessary. So far, Yulia Tymoshenko has received no proposals from the Ukrainian authorities on treatment in Germany.

No new laws are needed for prisoners to undergo treatment abroad. Article 7 of the Penal Code of Ukraine and article 36 of the public health law on Ukraine collectively provide the legal means for any prisoner to be treated abroad.

In June, doctors from Charité examined Yulia Tymoshenko after her health deteriorated and recommended that she have surgery. In July, the ex-premier’s daughter, Eugenia Tymoshenko, said their family was demanding that the surgery be performed by doctors from Berlin.

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