German doctors say Ukraine's jailed former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko should remain hospitalized for continued treatment.
A group of German physicians led by the head of Berlin's Charite-University Hospital, Karl Max Einhaupl, examined Tymoshenko in a clinic in Ukraine's eastern city of Kharkiv on June 10.
Einhaupl told journalists that Tymoshenko's back problems should be treated at a hospital rather than in prison.
Tymoshenko was sentenced to seven years in prison in October 2011 for abuse of office related to a 2009 natural-gas deal with Russia.
She has been treated at the clinic for back pain since May 2012.
Tymoshenko is also due to be tried on tax-evasion and embezzlement charges and is being investigated in a murder case.
She denies all the charges, saying they are politically motivated.
Based on reporting by UNIAN and Interfax