Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych’s press service called accusations that he ordered Tetyana Chornovol’s beating groundless and renewed the call for investigators to solve the December 25 attack on the opposition activist and journalist.
“The statements of Tetyana Chornovol about the president of Ukraine’s involvement in her beating are groundless. The president instructed Interior Minister Vitaliy Zakharchenko on December 25 to immediately take all necessary steps to investigate the beating of journalist Tatiana Chornovol. He made a corresponding request to the General Prosecutor Viktor Pshonka,” according to a January 8 2014 presidential press service statement.
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