UKRAINE PREMIER HIT BY TV CAMERA BATTERY - ELECTION HEADQUARTERS HEAD

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KIEV, September 24 (RIA Novosti) - In the city of Ivano-Frankovsk on Friday, a TV camera battery was thrown at Ukraine's presidential nominee Prime Minister Victor Yanukovich, his election headquarters chief Sergei Tsipko has said.

To quote: "As far as I know, Yanukovich has been hit by a TV camera battery".

Yanukovich is now in the hospital, "his life in not in danger and at night he will go back to Kiev", Tsipko said.

Earlier, the public relations centre of the Ukrainian Interior Ministry reported that several hard objects thrown from the crowd gathered outside the entrance to the Transcarpathian National University hit Yanukovich in the head.

A criminal case for "hooliganism" has been initiated for the fact of attack on the Ukrainian prime minister. Immediately after the attack the police detained a local, born in 1987. He is a first-year student of the Transcarpathian National University. He has confessed committing the act.

Now on a visit to Ivano-Frankovsk, Yanukovich arrived at the university for meeting with students and professors.

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