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Tymoshenko Back 'in Every Sense of the Word' After Leaving Hospital

Yulia Tymoshenko is back "in every sense of the word," the former prime minister said in a post on her Twitter account.

Yulia Tymoshenko has left a Berlin hospital where she was being treated for back injuries and has returned to Ukraine — and possibly to politics, her Twitter message indicated.

"I am back. In every sense of the word. Thanks to everyone who supported and fought for me"" Tymoshenko said via Twitter on Wednesday.

The former prime minister who had been imprisoned during Ukraine's previous Moscow-backed administration did not say whether she planned to run for president in the May 25 election.

Opposition leader Vitali Klitschko said last month that Tymoshenko had told him that she wanted to run.

The Charite hospital in Berlin said in a statement earlier Wednesday that Tymoshenko had received two injections into her spinal column as part of treatment for three slipped discs that she suffered while imprisoned, The Associated Press reported. The injections have "drastically reduced" her pain and improved the function in her right leg, the statement said.

Tymoshenko was released from prison in February when Ukrainian protesters toppled the Moscow-backed government of Viktor Yanukovych, and she traveled to Germany for treatment on March 7.

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