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Ukraine MPs disrupt key Yanukovich speech

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A keynote speech to parliament by Ukraine’s president has been disrupted by supporters of the jailed opposition leader Yulia Tymoshenko, who is serving seven years for abuse of office.

As Viktor Yanukovich tried to speak, the protest continued for half an hour. The EU and the US back opposition claims that Tymoshenko’s trial was politically motivated.