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German Doctors: Tymoshenko Should Remain In Hospital

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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