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Yanukovych claims victory in Ukraine election

Ukraine is in political turmoil. The man whose side was accused of rigging the vote which triggered the 2004 Orange Revolution, Viktor Yanukovych, is claiming victory in the presidential election.

Exit polls put him narrowly ahead of his rival - the prime minister, Yulia Tymoshenko.

But she refuses to accept defeat and has urged her supporters to fight for every ballot.

Richard Galpin reports.


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