Former prime minister and leader of the Batkivschyna All-Ukrainian Association party Yulia Tymoshenko intends to begin ending her hunger strike after her hospitalization.
Tymoshenko's daughter Yevhenia announced this to journalists near the Kachanivska penal colony No. 54 (Kharkiv).
According to Yevhenia, the former prime minister met with Lutz Harms, a doctor from the Charite clinic (Berlin, Germany), on Tuesday.
"He conveyed from Charite's board of doctors to my mother that it can lead to disability if treatment does not begin soon," said Yevhenia.
Yevhenia said that Tymoshenko would be transferred to a hospital on May 9 under the supervision of Harms, but it would be impossible to begin treatment immediately because of the hunger strike.
"Dr. Harms will begin taking my mother out of the hunger strike from tomorrow, and this will take about 10 days, up to two weeks," she said.
She quoted the doctor as saying that therapy could begin after that.
According to Tymoshenko's daughter, her mother is presently in a state of unconsciousness, her temperature has fallen, and she has lost a lot of weight (judging by her appearance, she has lost about 10 kilograms).
Yevhenia expressed the hope that Tymoshenko would be hospitalized on May 9.
At the same time, she stressed that her mother would be ready for hospitalization only on the condition that Dr. Harms will continue to treat her and stay by her side.
As Ukrainian News earlier reported, Tymoshenko announced a hunger strike on April 20 to protest against the political situation in Ukraine.
The Pecherskyi District Court of Kyiv sentenced Tymoshenko to seven years in prison on October 11, 2011, for abusing her authority during the conclusion of gas contracts between Ukraine and Russia in 2009.
Tymoshenko began serving the sentence at the Kachanivska penal colony on December 30, 2011.