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Tymoshenko to head to Germany for treatment

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Tymoshenko to head to Germany for treatment
Photo: DPA
19:52 CET+01:00
Freed Ukrainian opposition leader Yulia Tymoshenko will go for medical treatment in Germany next month as the ex-Soviet state struggles to resolve its worst crisis since independence.
A statement on her website said: "Former prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko has accepted the offer of treatment from German Chancellor Angela Merkel."
It added she would seek treatment for her back problem after attending the European People's Party congress starting in Dublin on March 6th. 
She will be seen to at Berlin's Charité Hospital. 
Berlin doctors saw the 53-year-old while she was imprisoned in the Ukraine by her now ousted rival and former president Viktor Yanukovych.
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