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'Dr Ironfist" Shakes Up Ukraine Before Sunday Votei
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James Brooke
October 26, 2012 8:22 PM
On Sunday, Ukrainians vote for an entirely new 450-member parliament. As VOA correspondent James Brooke reports from Kyiv, the leader of a new party is shaking up the old east-west political divide. Vitali Klitschko stands two meters tall and punches so hard they call him “Dr. Ironfist.” Now the World Boxing Council’s reigning heavyweight champion is fighting a new battle: Ukraine’s parliamentary elections.

'Dr Ironfist" Shakes Up Ukraine Before Sunday Vote

James Brooke

Published October 26, 2012

On Sunday, Ukrainians vote for an entirely new 450-member parliament. As VOA correspondent James Brooke reports from Kyiv, the leader of a new party is shaking up the old east-west political divide. Vitali Klitschko stands two meters tall and punches so hard they call him “Dr. Ironfist.” Now the World Boxing Council’s reigning heavyweight champion is fighting a new battle: Ukraine’s parliamentary elections.


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