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Ukraine lashed over 'step backward' in polls

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US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Tuesday accused Ukraine of taking a step backwards in legislative elections won by the ruling party but which the opposition claimed were unfair and fraudulent. 

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton accused Ukraine of taking a step backwards in legislative elections won by the ruling party but which the opposition claimed were unfair and fraudulent.

Jailed former prime minister and opposition leader Yulia Tymoshenko announced she was going on hunger strike to protest the results, but the prisons service vowed to force feed her if necessary.

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