Presidential Election in Ukraine Moscow Is the Clear Winner

Favorite Viktor Yanukovich has won the first round of Ukraine's presidential election, and now faces a run-off against Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko. Both candidates appear confident of victory -- and raise Russian hopes for a rapprochement between the two countries.
Ukraine's Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko at a polling station in Dnipropetrovsk

Ukraine's Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko at a polling station in Dnipropetrovsk

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