Sarkozy hails 'Yanukovich's victory' in Ukraine elections

France's Sarkozy hailed Yanukovich's win in a presidential election -still contested by rival candidate PM Tymoshenko- as a victory for Ukrainian democracy.

Sarkozy hails 'Yanukovich's victory' in Ukraine elections

French President Nicolas Sarkozy hailed Viktor Yanukovich's win in a presidential election -- still contested by rival candidate Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko -- as a victory for Ukrainian democracy.

In a statement issued by the Elysee Palace, Sarkozy said "the Ukrainian people has expressed its choice in the course of free, pluralist and democratic elections".

"This is a victory for Ukrainian democracy and a model for the whole of the region," the statement added.

Tymoshenko has refused to concede defeat and rejected calls from Yanukovich to stand down as prime minister.

Reuters

Last Mod: 11 Şubat 2010, 19:34
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