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KIEV, Ukraine — Ukrainian opposition leader Yulia Tymoshenko's daughter said Saturday that while was happy at demonstrators' success, there "shouldn't be such a high cost" for freedom.
Tymoshenko, a former two-time prime minister, was freed from prison Saturday under a parliamentary measure that was pushed through without the approval of embattled President Viktor Yanukovych. Parliament voted to oust Yanukovych, who fled the capital.
"As my mother said, the country needs to heal its wounds. It needs unity and democracy," Tymoshenko's daughter, Yevgenia, told NBC News as she moved with her entourage up a crowded street moments after her mother addressed tens of thousands of demonstrators at Independence Square in Kiev.
Yevgenia Tymoshenko said her mother would rest and visit family in the coming days.
"She also needs some rest," Tymoshenko said. "She's weak. "She will go see her mother, also. She hasn't seen her for three years."
It wasn't the first time the younger Tymoshenko had spoken with the media Saturday. Earlier, she said at an emergency session of Parliament that the opposition movement had paid for its success with the "blood of our heroes."