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EurActiv.com: Yanukovich accused of gagging Ukrainian media ahead of poll

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July 23, 2012, 11:04 a.m. | Ukraine abroad — by EurActiv.com

Four months ahead of a crucial parliamentary election, Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich has moved to shut down two independent news organisations, including Lb.ua, an online news website with which EurActiv has had editorial relations for many months.
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Four months ahead of a crucial parliamentary election, Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich has moved to shut down two independent news organisations, including Lb.ua, an online news website with which EurActiv has had editorial relations for many months.

Sonia Koshkina, considered one of Ukraine's most talented journalists, told EurActiv that she and her editorial team have chosen exile, because each of them could face a seven-year prison sentence, the same as former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko.

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