Ukraine Security Council summoned after publishing house seizure

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Ukrainian President Viktor Yushchenko has summoned a Security Council meeting after a group of unidentified people raided Ukraina publishing house that was due to print ballots for the February 7 presidential runoff, the interior minister said.

KIEV, January 25 (RIA Novosti) - Ukrainian President Viktor Yushchenko has summoned a Security Council meeting after a group of unidentified people raided Ukraina publishing house that was due to print ballots for the February 7 presidential runoff, the interior minister said.

A group of masked individuals raided early on Monday morning the publishing house, smashing down the doors and injuring several guards, who resisted the takeover, according to a deputy from the Party of Regions political party.

Opposition leader Viktor Yanukovych won the first round of the presidential vote on January 17 and was followed by Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko with the gap between the two contenders just over 10%.

 

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