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Tymoshenko Sounds Alarm

KIEV — Former Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko caused a flap on Friday when she brought her deputies running from parliament with an alarm call that state security police were raiding party headquarters.

Tymoshenko sent a Twitter message saying, "The SBU are now trying to enter our party offices to search and remove the central party server."

Deputies of Tymoshenko's Batkyvshchina party raced out of parliament on hearing her alarm and headed to her headquarters about 2 kilometers away.

A spokeswoman for the state security service, the SBU, denied her account, calling it "complete nonsense." Journalists who went to the building saw no police outside.


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