KIEV, August 29 - RAPSI. Former Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko has asked the court to allow her personal doctor and nurse to visit and examine her, RIA Novosti reports from the courtroom.

Tymoshenko earlier complained of deteriorating health and requested that her doctor be allowed to visit her.

The court instead permitted a medical commission formed by the Ukrainian Health Ministry to examine Tymoshenko. The five-member commission of medical specialists included Tymoshenkos personal nurse and doctor. Following the examination, the commission composed a report stating that Tymoshenkos health is satisfactory.

Tymoshenko refused laboratory examination (including blood tests), demanding instead only confidential blood tests.

The Ukrainian Prosecutors Office has charged Tymoshenko with abusing her power by signing gas supply agreements on behalf of Ukraine with Gazprom and Naftogaz in 2009, when she was prime minister. She was arrested on August 5.