No invitation needed: Journalist scales Mezhyhirya fence to get peak at president’s palace

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Aug. 28, 2012, 12:51 p.m. | Ukraine | Politics — by Svitlana Tuchynska

The main palace-like house of Mezhyhirya residence near Kyiv.
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Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych received an unwelcomed guest on Aug. 24's Independence Day. Tetyana Chornovol, a journalist running for parliament in the Oct. 28 election, sneaked into his luxurious Mezhyhirya residence outside of Kyiv, climbing over afence. 

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