Yulia Tymoshenko’s daughter also recalled that earlier the prison service said they did not have video footage from the prison on the day of the forced hospitalization. “We don’t know what they’re going to use as fact of the attack. When we officially requested video of the beating of my mother, we were told that it wasn’t videotaped,” explained Eugenia Tymoshenko.
“They continue to fabricate and manipulate information about my mother. People like Kuzmin, Portnov, Lyovochkin, who aren’t servants of the law, but servants of Yanukovych, are trying to start another black PR campaign against my mother. This involves fabricated video, which we know from our sources that they are preparing against my mother. It’s supposed to show that she is allegedly doing physical exercises and faking her illness. These attempts by Yanukovych’s servants won’t be successful. Kuzmin is carrying out orders from Yanukovych and because they can’t publicly prove her guilt in those cases that have already been recognized as politically motivated, they are inventing more and more cases,” underlined Eugenia Tymoshenko.
On the night of April 20-21, Yulia Tymoshenko was forcibly moved from the Kachanivska prison to Central Clinical Hospital No. 5 in Kharkiv without her verbal or written consent. In a letter from prison dated April 24 she said that she had been physically injured by prison staff. That same day she was visited by Serhiy Kudruk, a representative of the human rights commissioner’s office, and in the presence of the head of the prison agreed to an examination that revealed bruises on her body.The prosecutor general’s office refused to open a criminal investigation.