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Tymoshenko 'does not want to be Ukrainian PM'

Ukrainian opposition leader Yulia Tymoshenko says she does not want to be considered for the post of prime minister. Earlier, her supporters in parliament said she was one of the three favourites to be named to head a government of national unity.

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Tymoshenko: Ukrainians 'bravest and best people'

ITV News Europe Editor James Mates was the first western journalist to speak to freed opposition leader Yulia Tymoshenko, as she arrived to Kiev's Independence Square.

Tymoshenko told him: "I want to say to Ukrainians that they are the bravest and best people in the world. They were able to stop a dictatorship, they have opened Ukraine's path to democracy, to freedom and to Europe.

"I thank them all - they are my heroes."

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