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German clinic says Tymoshenko left, will return to Kiev

Published on Mar 19, 2014 10:35 PM

BERLIN (AFP) - Ukraine's former prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko left a German clinic on Wednesday after treatment for severe back pain and plans to return to Kiev, the hospital said.

Ms Tymoshenko, a leader of the pro-Western Orange Revolution in 2004, has been undergoing medical care for herniated discs at Berlin's renowned Charite university hospital since March 7.

"Yulia Tymoshenko wants to go back to Kiev today," hospital spokesman Uwe Dolderer said in a statement, announcing her discharge from the clinic.

He said Ms Tymoshenko had twice received injections to the vertebral column in recent days.

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