Yulia Timoshenko refuses to have Health Min specialists’ checkup

KIEV, August 19 (Itar-Tass) —— Ukrainian ex-premier Yulia Timoshenko held in custody in Kiev has refused to undergo a checkup to be given by Ukrainian Health Ministry specialists, the press service of the country’s State Penitentiary Service said.

In connection with the statement of defendant Timoshenko about the worsening state of her health, Kiev’s Pechersky district court has met the motion of the prosecution party to do a medical checkup by health ministry specialists, the press service said.

On Thursday, Timoshenko’s state worsened, and she asked to allow her personal doctor to come. “I insist that a doctor whom I trust be allowed to come to me,” the ex-premier said. A medical commission of leading health ministry specialists, including First Deputy Minister Raisa Moiseyenko and medical department dean, head of the therapy department at National Medical University, professor Vasily Netyazhenko, arrived at the jail.

Timoshenko refused to have the specialists’ medical examination, and it was written down in a report. Her personal doctor was not allowed to visit her.


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