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Ousted Ukrainian president Yanukovych is seriously ill in hospital after suffering a heart attack, claim Russian press

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  • Russian newspaper claims Viktor Yanukovych is in ‘grave’ condition
  • Vladimir Putin dismissed report earlier this week Yanukovych had died 
  • Speaker of Russia’s upper house of parliament today said there will be no war between Russia an the Ukraine
  • She also said Crimea’s parliament has the right to hold a referendum on the region’s future status
  • French foreign minister has said second round of sanctions against Russia could follow if first do not succeed

By Will Stewart In Moscow and James Rush

Deposed president of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych is in a Moscow hospital after suffering a suspected heart attack, it was reported in Russia today.

His condition was said to be ‘grave’, Moskovsky Komsomolets newspaper, known as MK, has claimed, citing unofficial sources.

Vladimir Putin dismissed a report earlier this week that Yanukovych had died from a heart attack in the Russian city of Rostov-on-Don. 

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