KIEV, Ukraine -- The Foreign Ministry of Ukraine has asked Germany to assist in organizing a visit to Kharkiv by German doctors who were members of the international commission for the examination of former Ukrainian Premier Yulia Tymoshenko to check whether the hospital in which Tymoshenko is to be treated meets their requirements.
"On April 4, 2012 the Foreign Ministry of Ukraine invited German Ambassador to Ukraine Hans-Jurgen Heimsoeth to a meeting."
"The Ukrainian side passed the German ambassador a request for assistance in organizing a visit to Ukraine by the German doctors who were members of the international medical commission to examine Tymoshenko, so that they could check whether the medical establishment which was selected by the Ukrainian side meets their recommendations," the press secretary of the Foreign Ministry, Oleksandr Dykusarov, said on Wednesday.
According to him, the Embassy of Ukraine in Germany has also sent an invitation from the Ukrainian side to the management and doctors of the Charite Clinic.
"We hope that German doctors can come to Ukraine as soon as possible."
"The quick settlement of this issue will allow the examination and treatment recommended by doctors for Tymoshenko to start at a special establishment outside the Kachanivska prison colony," the diplomat said.