I’ll contest falsified Ukraine poll: Tymoshenko

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."

PTI



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

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