Yevgenia Tymoshenko said she was going to Kharkiv to meet her
mother, who was jailed in 2011 for seven years for abuse of
office linked to a gas deal and is a bitter rival of President
"According to Ukrainian law my mum is already a free person,"
Yevgenia Tymoshenko told reporters following a vote in
parliament to speed up procedures for her release.
A spokeswoman for the former prime minister, 53, said that
although the moves in parliament already made her a free woman,
Tymoshenko had not yet been released or left the hospital where
she is receiving treatment for a back problem.
(Reporting by Sergei Karazy and Pavel Polityuk,
Alessandra Prentice, editing by Timothy Heritage)
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