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Vitali Klitschko fiercely rejects President’s ‘poisoned’ Deputy PM offer

Phil Jay 26/01/2014

Former WBC heavyweight champion Vitali Klitschko remains focused on securing an early election in his home country after turning down a ‘compromise offer’ from current President Viktor Yanukovych.

The retired fighter, 42, has been at the centre of some ugly demonstrations in a peace-keeping capacity of late as his UDAR Party continue their efforts to have the voting brought forward from 2015 to an earlier date in 2014.

Klitschko was steadfast in sticking with his own vision after turning down the post and didn’t mince his words when speaking to German newspaper Bild am Sonntag this weekend on the controversial matter.

“This was a poisoned offer from Yanukovych, designed to divide our demonstrators’ movement. We will continue to negotiate and are still demanding early elections,” said an irate Klitschko.

As well as the proposing the deputy role to Klitschko, Yanukovych was seeking to place a former interior minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk as the premier, whom ‘Dr. Ironfist’ would then have served under.

As it stands, Klitschko is set to plough on with his cause amidst some chaotic scenes in his home country that show no sign of waning – as the disagreement and unrest continues.

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