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Leader of Ukraine's Batkivshchyna Party, MP Yulia Tymoshenko, who recently tested positive for the novel coronavirus, for the first time spoke up about her current health condition.

"Finally today, my crisis condition is behind. And although recovery is still a distant prospect, now there is an opportunity to return to normal life, step by step," the legislator wrote on Facebook.

Tymoshenko says "fighting off a serious disease for almost two weeks alters the perception of reality."

Read alsoDaily COVID-19 spike reaches new high in Ukraine with almost 2,500 cases on Sept 2"I'd like to thank everyone who treated me, who prayed for my health, who in the first minutes of trouble rushed for help, providing medication, treatment advice, and life-saving offers. All this was really timely, necessary, and helpful in fighting off this trouble," she said.

Fighting off a serious disease for almost two weeks alters the perception of reality

Tymoshenko contracts COVID-19: background

On August 23, Tymoshenko's press secretary said the leader of the Batkivshchyna Party had tested positive for COVID-19.

Tymoshenko's daughter Eugenia, as well as Eugenia's husband Arthur Chechetkin, also fell ill, according to media reports.

On August 25, it was reported the politician was on a ventilator.

On August 26, Ukrainian MP from the Batkivshchyna Party's parliamentary faction Vadym Ivchenko said Tymoshenko was in critical condition.