The Ukrainian government does not exclude a possibility for former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko to be treated abroad, Prime Minister Mykola Azarov said in an interview with Euronews.

“Let us not jump the gun. She is now undergoing treatment which will enable us to understand whether any further medical help is required. After that, if there is a conclusion by competent and authoritative medical bodies that adequate treatment cannot be provided in Ukraine, but can be granted at some facility outside Ukraine, only then could Ukraine’s leadership can consider such a possibility, based, which I want to stress, purely on humanitarian grounds. It is clear though, that such a decision would require changes in appropriate laws and regulations.”

The PM once again cast back the accusations of political motivation in Tymoshenko's case, saying Tymoshenko was not convicted for her political beliefs, but for forging an official document called the Directive of the Ukraine’s government, signing of which has led to a very unfavourable and detrimental contract for gas supplies with Russia. "Now our country has to pay almost double the price for gas purchases compared to current average European prices,” he added.


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