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Ukraine's Pro-Russian Candidate Quits Presidential Race

Ukraine's pro-Russia presidential contender has announced he is withdrawing from the presidential race.

Oleh Tsaryov, a lawmaker from the Party of Regions, said on April 29 that it was "dangerous" for him to continue his presidential campaign and meet with voters in Kyiv.

Tsaryov called on all presidential candidates representing Ukraine's eastern and southeastern regions to boycott the poll scheduled for May 25.

"An election that is being held while a civil war is unfolding must be boycotted," Tsaryov said.

Earlier this month, Tsaryov alleged he had been beaten by pro-Ukrainian activists in Kyiv.

Based on reporting by UNIAN and Interfax

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