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Leader of the Batkivshchyna Party, Ukrainian MP Yulia Tymoshenko, who tested positive for the novel coronavirus, is in a serious condition.

The politician is on a ventilator, the RBC Ukraine news agency reports with reference to its own sources.

Read alsoUkraine reports over 1,600 new COVID-19 cases on Aug 25Tymoshenko's temperature does not drop below 39 [Celsius], it said.

Her daughter Eugenia, as well as son-in-law Arthur Chechetkin, who also contracted the coronavirus, have mild cases.

Tymoshenko contracted COVID-19

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.