St. Petersburg, May 15 (Interfax-Ukraine) – Ukrainian Prosecutor General Viktor Pshonka has denied the accusations made against the Ukrainian authorities, which are accused of violating the rights of former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko, which is in a peal colony in Kharkiv.
“The statements on violations of Tymoshenko’s rights are false,” Pshonka told a press conference in St. Petersburg on Tuesday, adding that he believes these accusations are being made especially to complicate the work of the investigators.
Pshonka said the conditions in which Tymoshenko is serving her sentence are better than the living conditions in ordinary penal colonies, and she is allowed visits with Ukrainian and European human rights activists and doctors.
He also said Tymoshenko has been allowed to undergo treatment outside the penal colony and is now receiving treatment in Kharkiv under a German doctor’s observation.
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