After a hearing regarding the 'oral testimony by Tymoshenko' Vlasenko said that "today we saw a court farce. The judge ignored all opposition motions and considered all motions by the prosecution. The judge manipulated the case materials," he said. He stressed that Tymoshenko cannot take part in the hearings due to health reasons and "it is not a refusal as the judge and the prosecution are trying to interpret it."
"Yulia Volodymyrivna did not refuse to take part in court hearings. She stated once again that she is unfit for trial which was confirmed by German doctors yesterday," said Vlasenko. He called on the press to refrain from publishing incorrect information. "Yulia Tymoshenko was unfit to take part in these hearings due to health reasons. I am confident that all of you saw that today's decision was prepared in advance. The judge did not react to anything. He just read a piece of paper he was given including the date of court hearing - November 13."