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Monday, May 24, 1999 Published at 12:09 GMT 13:09 UK


World: Europe

Ukraine denies refugee poisonings


The Ukrainian government has said there's no connection between the aid it is sending to Kosovo refugee camps in Albania, and an outbreak of food poisoning.

Refugees in the Librashde camp in Albania said about two-hundred of them had had to be treated in hospital after eating Ukrainian salami eleven years past its expiry date.

The Ukrainian ministry of emergency situations said the food it's been sending for the refugees included no salami.

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