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KIEV, October 29 (Itar-Tass) —— Former Prime Minister and opposition Batkivshchina party leader Yulia Timoshenko has gone on a hunger strike over falsifications in the October 28 parliamentary elections in Ukraine.
“I announce a hunger strike in protest against falsifications in the elections,” Timoshenko said in a statement read by her lawyer Sergei Vlasenko on Monday, October 29.
He said Timoshenko has filed the relevant petition to the State Penitentiary Service. “She refuses to eat and will only drink water,” the lawyer said.