Former Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko has refused to meet with her defense lawyer Serhiy Vlasenko, the press service of the State Penitentiary Service of Ukraine reports.

On Tuesday, Vlasenko arrived at Kharkiv-based Central Clinical Hospital No. 5, where the ex-Premier is undergoing treatment, entered the unit, where Tymoshenko is kept and waited for her at the meeting room,  Interfax-Ukraine news agency reports.

"The convict keeps refusing to meet with Vlasenko, despite numerous attempts of the penitentiary service employees to convince her to meet with her defense lawyer," the press service informs.

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