The court hearing the case against Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko concerning financial abuse within the United Energy Systems of Ukraine (UESU) corporation has been put off until 2 p.m. on November 23.

"The court ruled that it is impossible to consider the case in the absence of Tymoshenko and her defense lawyer. The court announces a break in the hearing until 2 p.m. on November 23," the presiding judge in the trial on the case, Kostyantyn Sadovsky announced in Kharkiv on Tuesday.

Defender of Tymoshenko, MP Serhiy Vlasenko, has requested the stay of action till Tymoshenko recovers. He stressed that the court has repeatedly addressed the requests of the prosecutor and asked the judge to consider his request.

The court session has lasted about 10 minutes.


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