Yanukovych secretly lived with girlfriend, Mezhyhirya explorers discover

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Feb. 24, 2014, 3:33 p.m. | Ukraine | Politics — by Olga Rudenko

Journalists say they learned from documents discovered at Mezhyhirya that fugitive ex-President Viktor Yanukovych had a longtime relationship with 39-year-old Lyubov Polezhay, who is from his hometown of Yenakievo in Donetsk Oblast.

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When journalists entered the inner sanctum of the luxurious Mezhyhirya mansion where fugitive ex-President Viktor Yanukovych lived, they found he wasn’t living there alone – or with his wife of 42 years, Liudmyla, Ukraine’s former first lady.

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