Ukrainian opposition leader Yulia Tymoshenko will not appear in court on Monday as scheduled, the prison service said, saving the Euro 2012 co-host added scandal on the eve of the semi-finals.
Tymoshenko, whose sentencing last year to seven years in prison has prompted outraged European Union leaders to boycott tournament matches in Ukraine, has been in hospital receiving treatment for back problems.
The prison service said Sunday it would abide by a recommendation from a visiting German doctor to keep Tymoshenko in hospital until her condition improves.
"Tymoshenko will not appear in court on Monday," the prison service said in a statement posted on its website.
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