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Ukraine Ex-PM Accuses President of Corruption

Former Ukrainian prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko, who is running for president in next month’s election, accused the incumbent of corruption — charges his office rejected as a lie as the race was heating up.

Tymoshenko told The Associated Press in an interview Monday that President Petro Poroshenko has used his position to enrich himself. She also alleged that Poroshenko’s associates have engaged in a sprawling effort to bribe voters to ensure his re-election in the March 31 presidential vote.

Tymoshenko, 58, claimed that voters are being offered 1,000 hryvnia ($37) in exchange for supporting the 53-year-old Poroshenko, adding that she asked the …read more

Source: Voice of America

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