At least 1,000 buildings in Russia targeted by hoax bomb threats over weekSociety & Culture September 22, 10:38
Lavrov and UN chief clarify Russia’s initiative on security mission to DonbassRussian Politics & Diplomacy September 22, 10:05
Russia's top diplomat urges UN to assist in building fair and democratic worldRussian Politics & Diplomacy September 22, 8:53
Diplomat notes shift in attitude towards Russia's proposals at UN General AssemblyRussian Politics & Diplomacy September 22, 8:05
Kim Jong Un compares Trump’s speech to declaration of war, vows tough responseWorld September 22, 7:20
Washington accuses Russia and Syria of civilian casualties in airstrikes on Idlib, HamaWorld September 22, 7:17
US move to quit Iran nuclear deal to send wrong signal to North Korea — Russia’s UN envoyWorld September 22, 6:39
Moscow welcomes reform of UN’s anti-terrorism activities — LavrovRussian Politics & Diplomacy September 22, 3:53
NATO seeking to revive cold war-era climate — LavrovRussian Politics & Diplomacy September 22, 3:51
KIEV, May 16 (Itar-Tass) —— Respresentatives of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe /PACE/ on Wednesday visited Ukraine's former Prime Minister Yulia Timoshenko at a railway hospital in the northeast city of Kharkov where she is getting a course of medical treatment.
Timoshenko, whom a court in Kiev found guilty of abusing occupational powers while of the post of Prime Minister in 2009, is serving a seven-year jail term at a general colony in Kharkov. A course of treatment has been set up for her upon a recommendation of an international team of medics that consulted her earlier this year.
According to a report aired by Ukrainian television, Timoshenko and the PACE visitors "discussed the conditions, in which she is getting treatment, and the state of her health."
The PACE group is going to present its position at a news conference Thursday upon completion of the visit to Ukraine.
European Parliament President Martin Schulz said earlier the European side is going to dispatch its own doctors to Ukraine so that they could throw their shoulder into Timoshenko's treatment.
Earlier, readiness to organize a course of treatment for the former Prime Minister was expressed by politicians and public figures in Germany.They named the Charite clinic in Berlin as the institution that would be entrusted with the job.
MP Taras Chornovil told reporters Wednesday the Verkhovna Rada, the national parliament is working speedily on a bill that would allow Timoshenko to get medical treatment outside Ukraine if need be.
"Theoretically speaking, if someone has interest in this, the issue has been settled and the bill may be considered as early as Thursday, May 17," he said.