KIEV, March 30 (Itar-Tass) — The Ukrainian authorities are considering a probable treatment course for the former Prime Minister Yulia Timoshenko in Germany, Ukrainian First Deputy Prosecutor General Renat Kuzmin, who is currently on a visit in Germany, told the Ukrinform news agency in Berlin on Friday. “The Ukrainian authorities are ready to consider Timoshenko’s treatment in Germany. Such option is being considered. We are ready for the constructive dialogue and the search for a compromise,” Kuzmin said.
Meanwhile, he urged to pursue the policy of double standards in Timoshenko’s treatment issue. “If we are speaking about the lack of double standards, we should put it honestly that we have many prisoners with such disease as Timoshenko has. Is this a privileged approach? So, the best clinic in German is for tycoon Timoshenko, and the treatment in the penitentiary for poor Ukrainian convicts. Is it fair?” Kuzmin said. “The disease, which Timoshenko suffers from, has developed in about 150 convicts at the Kachanovo penitentiary, and some of them ask the question whether they can go for treatment courses to Germany together with Timoshenko. If the German clinic is ready to admit all Ukrainian prisoners for treatment, the situation will be settled,” Kuzmin pointed out. He pledged that Timoshenko will not be forced to participate in new court sessions, if her health does not permit this. “If she is sick, no one will bring her to the court, she will be cured, even probably outside the Kachanovo penitentiary,” the first deputy general prosecutor remarked.
German doctors were participating in the medical examination of Timoshenko. They recommended to cure the convict outside the penitentiary. The Ukrainian Penitentiary Service claims that Timoshenko refuses from treatment at Ukrainian hospitals.