Ukraine heads to the polls for key elections on Sunday, with champion boxer Vitali Klitschko and former footballer Andriy Shevchenko having shaken up the battle for parliament. Analysts believe Klitschko's UDAR party have a good chance of victory.
Ukraine's best known sports stars, boxing champion Vitali Klitschko and the footballer Andriy Shevchenko are both vying for power in Sunday's parliamentary elections in a bid to send a shockwave through Ukrainian politics.
Heavyweight Klitschko, 41, who fought his last bout in September, leads his aptly named UDAR (punch) party, which analysts see as an increasingly serious challenger to the ruling party of President Viktor Yanukovych.
Date created : 2012-10-25