Tymoshenko health


The 16-th of October, Ukrainian TV chanels demonstrate video track with Yulia Tymoshenko on it. Jailed opposition leader,  ex-PM of Ukraine , has treatment in Ukrzaliznytsia clinic (Kharkiv) because of serious troubling in her back. She is the patient  of german doctors (Charite clinic, Berlin) , who from time to time arrive in Ukraine to treat Yulia Tymoshenko.

From the begining it was the scandalous story. In april, Yulia Tymoshenko was beaten, when she was moved to Ukrzaliznytsia clinic. In may, ex-PM claimed that the Ukrainian authorities use hidden cameras for observation of the process of her treatment in Ukrzaliznytsia clinic (Kharkiv). The ukrainian government ignored her cries. It was like Tymoshenko has no rights for any attention of “their honor”. She was made like someone who came out of mind. And now the fact of amoral observation became known.

The rulers of Ukraine were caught by their own stupidity and fear. On the 28-th of October the parliamentary elections will pass in Ukraine. Yulia Tymoshenko and her party is still the main competitor for ruling Party of Regions and for Yanukovych — the head of Ukraine. So, how anyone can assume, the top Ukrainian leaders wanted to show that Tymoshenko isn’t sick but she just lies. Perhaps they considered such videos of Yulia Tymoshenko as a convincing argument in their election campaign against opposition.

Nevertheless, video track was released. Yulia Tymoshenko reacted on this fact in her opened letter to citizen (in her own words) Viktor Yanukovych:

Viktor Fedorovych!

Yesterday, moving around the prison that you have turned my hospital room into, I saw on all the TV channels videos of my prison life, filmed with hidden cameras. Given the extreme immorality of your action, I decided to write you this open letter.

Firstly – I confirm the authenticity of 90% of these recordings. Especially the parts involving my physical therapy sessions with a physical therapist in the treatment room.

Secondly – the video from the treatment room and other premises were made with hidden surveillance cameras that were installed on direct orders from you. Now the fact of constant hidden video surveillance has been proved and this is your crime.

Thirdly – many of the medical procedures that take place in the treatment room require that I undress, and the hidden video cameras record all of this and continue to record this during the entire period of my treatment. This is a moral crime that you are committing.

Fourthly – prison staff that support me, after the videos were shown on TV, gave me a plan with the exact location of these hidden video cameras that were installed on your orders in the rooms where I spend time. The public may be interested in knowing that there are three cameras in the room for confidential meetings with my lawyers, two cameras in the shower stall and one above each of the two toilets (sorry for the details). There are so many hidden surveillance cameras that it’s impossible to hide from them, day or night.

And lastly – there is a special room by my prison cell with monitors showing round-the-clock video of me. Male officers who work in the colony are responsible for it, male officers that work in the prosecutor’s office cover it up, and male officers working in the SBU provide technical support. This is done demonstratively, openly, before my eyes, obviously for additional psychological pressure. Unfortunately, the officers that serve the president take their cue from him.

These videos are sent to you electronically every day.

In connection with these circumstances I don’t have any requests or suggestions for you.

Should I ask you to stop this disgrace! But you organized it yourself. Should I ask you to open a criminal case against those doing this dirty work? But will your prosecutor general open a criminal case against You? You’re the ideologue, organizer and executor of this unprecedented disgusting act. Therefore, I have only three questions that I ask you to respond to publicly.

First – what is it that you personally want to see on the videos made with the hidden cameras in the shower, toilet, prison call, rooms where I undergo treatment fully undressed?

What do you do with these films? Do you watch them alone or in cheerful company with friends? Maybe you get more self-confidence in your political capability by watching a female political opponent naked? Maybe you enjoy this specific power over your political opponent and its makes you feel stronger and more successful?

If you answered all these questions positively, then this, Viktor Fedorovych, is a diagnosis and you need to urgently seek anonymous treatment, because it may become chronic.

Second question. When will your channels show the continuation of this series that you find so interesting? When can we expect nude videos? Maybe you think that by showing these materials you’re humiliating me? No. You’re humiliating yourself, showing Ukraine and the world your true self. All the videos made with hidden cameras about my prison life turn you in the eyes of normal people into…better that you now know…

And my last question. Perhaps you’d like to try putting your wife Lyudmyla or your mother, if she’s still alive, under constant public video surveillance and shown live on the Internet? Show on your channels how they live, how they sleep, how they undress, take a shower, or do their business. If you have such exotic fantasies to secretly monitor the private life of women like a “behind the glass” show, start with the women in your family.

Maybe then you’ll understand the difference between sadism and morality, between vileness and dignity.

Given that I know very well who I’m dealing with and fully understand your psychological portrait, I don’t blame you of anything, I even forgive you.

You are the way you are. And nobody can change you. Darwinism can’t change a jackal into a lion, or vice versa.

Besides these questions, I don’t have any requests from you.

My request is to all the women of Ukraine and the world with dignity, honor and solidarity. Before you speak with Yanukovych, just recall that he is watching, round-the-clock, the prison life of his female political opponent through cameras hidden in the toilet and don’t shake his hand, because you’ll never be able to wash it clean.

I have the same request to the men of Ukraine and abroad who love their mothers, wives, daughters and sisters.

Don’t shake hands with Yanukovych, because by doing so you are humiliating all women with dignity, you are supporting Yanukovych and his dirty daily activities.

And you, Viktor Fedorovych, I am informing that I am refusing “treatment” that is under video cameras aired on TV and the Internet, and is more like being in the torture chambers of the GULAG. In those conditions people are crippled, not treated.

I demand that I be returned to the colony in the condition I am. I will be treated when I am free, when you are no longer prying on me through a keyhole.

I hope the European Court of Human Rights makes a judgment that will make Ukrainians understand who you are and will remove you as president along with your mafia.

Without respect to you,
Yulia Tymoshenko
17 October 2012

Before this occasion took place, doctor from Berlin’s Charite hospital said the conditions necessary for the proper treatment of Yulia Tymoshenko are impossible in Ukraine. 

“The proper situation obviously can’t be ensured given the current conditions in Ukraine. The Charite clinic is ready to offer similar multimodal therapy. Despite everything and under all circumstances, in order to maintain and improve function it is necessary to continue therapeutic measures that were applied to this time, to prevent further deterioration and chronicity. Charite doctors remain ready to take part in long-term treatment”

The doctors also believe that the constant rescheduling of court hearings, round-the-clock video surveillance, constant presence by security guards even during conversations with doctors, release of confidential medical documents and videos by the media exacerbate the disease and make a full recovery impossible. “The uncontrolled video surveillance with cameras controlled by men limits the patient’s willingness to move freely,” the physicians said.

“The findings based on the last examination conducted by Dr Lutz Harms on September 17, 2012, describe the chronicity of the disease. From a medical point of view, the enormous psychological pressure and inability to hold confidential therapy-related conversations between the patient and doctor is a major obstacle to recovery,” they stressed.

In their findings from October 19, the doctors expressed their opinion regarding the release of videos of Yulia Tymoshenko. “The Charite doctors strongly criticize the release of videos showing Mrs. Yulia Tymoshenko in the hospital and for which she did not give her consent. This is yet another serious violation of the principle of trust that every patient should expect without restriction. This is the latest wrongful act,” they said.

Yulia Tymoshenko starting on October 17 refused to take drugs and undergo treatment as a result of the violation her right to privacy and is asking to be returned to the Kachanivska penal colony.

Doctors from the Charite Clinic (Berlin) are expected to come to former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko, Eugenia Tymoshenko has said. “They will definitely arrive next week,” she told Interfax-Ukraine. “Two or three [doctors] will most likely come, including Professor Einhaupl [Charite CEO Karl Max Einhaupl]”, — Tymoshenko said.

Yulia Tymoshenko (the former Prime Minister of Ukraine) is undergoing treatment in Central Clinical Hospital No. 5 in Kharkiv. On October 11, 2011, Pechersky District Court in Kyiv sentenced Tymoshenko to seven years in prison for abuse of office when signing gas contracts with Russia in 2009. She has been serving her prison term in the Kachanivska penal colony in Kharkiv since the end of December 2011.

The defense team has repeatedly stated that Tymoshenko had health problems even during her stay at Kyiv’s pre-trial detention center, and demanded that she be examined by independent doctors, because Tymoshenko does not trust Ukrainian doctors. On May 9, Tymoshenko was moved from the prison to Central Clinical Hospital No. 5 in Kharkiv. The procedures for the ex-premier’s treatment in hospital have been selected by German doctors from the Charite Clinic.

It was expected that Charite doctor Anett Reisshauer will again visit the patient in Kharkiv on October 2, but the visit was postponed.