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Ukraine’s interior minister falls ill

Interior Minister Vasyl Tsushko, a central figure in Ukraine’s recent political standoff between the president and prime minister, has suffered a heart attack, a ministry official said Wednesday. She gave no information on his condition. Last week, after President Viktor Yushchenko fired the country’s prosecutor-general, the Interior Ministry sent police to surround the prosecutor’s office to prevent him from being evicted. In the face of that defiance, Yushchenko said he had taken control of Interior Ministry’s forces and sent some to the capital, although Tsushko refused to recognize the order. Full Story

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