The family of former Ukranian prime minister, Yulia Tymoshenko, are hopeful that she will be allowed travel for medical treatment in Germany next month.
Her release is reportedly one of the conditions imposed by the EU for Ukraine to sign political association and free trade agreements at a summit in Vilnius in November.
Ms. Tymoshenko’s daughter spoke to euronews on Monday:
“At the moment we’re not sure when her freedom will happen, so we just hope that it will be before October or any time now. We understand that the European Union is putting a lot of pressure for this condition to be realised”
The EU has said any agreement with Ukraine would be in jeopardy if Tymoshenko is not released by President Viktor Yanukovych.
The former prime minister was jailed in October 2011 for abuse of power after a trial that the European Union has described as politically motivated.