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The daughter of Yulia Tymoshenko meets with German Minister of Justice

BERLIN – On Monday the daughter of former Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko met in Berlin, the German Minister of Justice to discuss the case of his mother imprisoned in Ukraine.

Friday examined by German doctors in the prison of Kharkiv (eastern Ukraine), Ms. Tymoshenko was sentenced in October 2011 to seven years in prison for abuse of power in negotiating a contract to import Russian natural gas in 2009.

Tymoshenko began two weeks ago a hunger strike to protest against the abuse she said she had suffered in prison. And she needs medical treatment for a back problem.

The spokesman of the German government Steffen Seibert said that Angela Merkel would not meet Eugenia Tymoshenko on Monday, but that the chancellor followed the progress of the case Tymoshenko. Berlin suggested that Tymoshenko is treated in Germany but Kiev has rejected the offer.

Case management Tymoshenko Ukrainian authorities has aroused critical reactions in Germany and elsewhere in Europe, and the case casts a shadow over Euro 2012, the European Football Championship co-hosted by Ukraine and Poland from June 8 to July 1.

President of the European Union Herman Van Rompuy said Thursday it would boycott the matches played in Ukraine. Decision already taken by the German President Joachim Gauck, the European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso and Austrian and Belgian governments.

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