The international team of doctors, including three doctors from Canada and two from Germany, arrived at the Kachanivska prison in Kharkiv yesterday, February 14.
Ukrainian Deputy Health Minister Raisa Moiseyenko told reporters outside the prison the examination could take some time.
"As of today, all these questions have been resolved, and an examination of Yulia Volodymyrivna [Tymoshenko] is now in progress," Moiseyenko said. "Medical examination is a time consuming process, partly because there are English speaking specialists there and some translation has to be done. There are translators present there, ones Yulia Volodymyrivna trusts. We have agreed on it. So, the duration of examination can be rather long."
When two German doctors completed their medical examination of Tymoshenko, they left their conclusion in a sealed envelope, not to be opened until their Canadian colleagues complete their examination.
As for Canadian doctors, they were continuing to examine Tymoshenko, the spokesperson for the Ukrainian Prosecutor General's Office, Yuriy Boichenko, told Interfax-Ukraine on Wednesday.
"After the examination is completed and the results are announced [by the Canadian experts], the envelope with Tymoshenko's diagnosis by the German doctors will be opened," he said.
As reported, Tymoshenko first refused to see the international team. Her defense counsel, Serjiy Vlasenko, said that was because of the presence of Ukrainian doctors who Tymoshenko fear will be under political pressure to issue her a clean bill of health.
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