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Ukraine unrest: Scepticism over Yanukovych illness

31 January 2014 Last updated at 01:48 GMT

Ukraine's president, who is faced with continuing protests and international condemnation, is taking sick leave because of respiratory illness and a high fever, according to an online announcement.

But opposition leaders and protesters are not convinced Viktor Yanukovych, 63, is genuinely ill, as Mariko Oi reports.