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Bid to Impeach Yanukovych

KIEV — Ukraine's biggest opposition group initiated a campaign Monday to impeach President Viktor Yanukovych for what it called suspected constitutional violations, the stifling of democracy and the persecution of opposition leaders.

With the Oct. 28 parliamentary election only three months away, the party of jailed former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko said it would sue Yanukovych for his alleged crimes and then impeach him. And while Ukrainian courts, which usually toe the government line, were unlikely to rule against Yanukovych, experts said the project could help mobilize voter support for the opposition.


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