Tymoshenko agreed to get treatment in Germany

4 October 2013 17:42
(QHA) - Former Polish President Aleksander Kwasniewski and former European Parliament President Pat Cox say they handed to former Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko a proposal to undergo treatment in Germany, and the ex-premier accepted it, Interfax-Ukraine informs. “Pat Cox and Aleksander Kwasniewski have passed to me a proposal to undergo treatment in Germany, and I accepted it,” the ex-premier’s defense counsel, Serhiy Vlasenko, said when reading aloud a statement by Tymoshenko at a press conference in Kyiv on Friday. At the same time, Tymoshenko stated that she would not seek political asylum. According to Vlasenko, Cox and Kwasniewski also handed over to Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych a petition to pardon Tymoshenko. As reported earlier, in 2011 Tymoshenko was sentenced to seven years in prison for exceeding her authority when signing gas supply contracts with Russia in 2009. She has been serving her sentence at the Kachanivska correctional facility in Kharkiv since late December 2011.