I’ll contest falsified Ukraine poll: Tymoshenko
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Last Updated: Sunday, February 14, 2010, 09:54
Kiev: Defeated candidate Yulia Tymoshenko on Saturday refused to recognise her rival Viktor Yanukovych as Ukraine's new president and said she would challenge the results of the Presidential Election in court.

"The election in Ukraine was falsified," Tymoshenko said in a televised address, a week after the election that handed victory to Yanukovych by a slim margin of some 3.5 percent.

"I have taken the only decision possible, which is to contest the result of the vote in court. I will defend our state and your choice with the support of legal arguments," said Tymoshenko, who is Prime Minister.

"Yanukovych is not our president. He will never become a legitimately-elected president of Ukraine under any circumstances."


First Published: Sunday, February 14, 2010, 09:54

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