Judge Rodion Kireyev of the Pechersk District Court of Kyiv has adjourned the trial of Yulia Tymoshenko until August 22 due to the deterioration of Yulia Tymoshenko’s health.

"The court took a break until 9:30 on Monday. This break is necessary in order for Yulia Tymoshenko to undergo a medical examination. Yulia Tymoshenko insisted on her personal lawyer, but they didn’t give permission for him to examine her. We filed the request yesterday to allow her doctor to see her. As of today, there as been no response from the court," Yulia Tymoshenko’s defense lawyer Yuriy Sukhov said after today’s court session.

"If an examination is conducted, the results will be used to decide whether she can continue to participate in the trial. Yulia Tymoshenko insists that her health not become a subject of speculation in connection with the trial," he added.

The lawyer said that the defense demands that Yulia Tymoshenko’s family doctor take her blood for run tests to determine the reason for her worsening health. "Yulia Tymoshenko’s family doctor just needs to take her blood for analysis, since he’s been monitoring her health for the past 10 years, to determine what's happening because there are some processes that are unknown," he said.

When asked by journalists about the ex-premier’s symptoms, Yuriy Sukhov said that she is in overall poor condition. "She can’t say exactly what’s going on with her body. She’s never had this before. She just feels ill – that’s all," he said.

Yulia Tymoshenko’s personal doctor came to the Pechersk District Court today at the request of members of parliament, but the judge forbid him to see the defendant during and after the court session, Tymoshenko's official website reported.


Спасибо за Вашу активность, Ваш вопрос будет рассмотрен модераторами в ближайшее время