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Tymoshenko transferred to clinic

April 21, 2012 at 8:03 PM
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KHARKOV, Ukraine, April 21 (UPI) -- Ukrainian prison officials say former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko is being treated for back problems in a Kharkov clinic.

The state penitentiary service said Friday a team of German doctors examined Tymoshenko earlier in April and confirmed she is too unwell to go to court. Tymoshenko is serving a seven-year sentence for signing a gas deal with Russia in 2009 without authority to do so and faces new charges of trying to embezzle $405 million from United Energy Systems when she headed the state corporation in the 1990s.

The service released a statement saying she had been transferred from prison to the Ukrzaliznytsi Clinic for treatment recommended by the German and Ukrainian doctors who have examined her.

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