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The 51-year-old former prime minister said international monitors’ negative judgment of the election, in which President Viktor Yanukovich’s Party of the Regions looks certain to have hung on to a majority in parliament, had proved her right.

“Today … it is already a fact which every Ukrainian citizen knows: that these parliamentary elections were fraudulent,” she said in the statement on the website of her Batkivshchyna (Fatherland) party.

“I now consider it possible for me, on the 18th day, to end the hunger strike and carry on my struggle against the corrupt Yanukovich regime by other methods,” she said.

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