A Ukrainian court said today it had suspended the results of this month's presidential election, pending a review of an appeal filed by the declared loser.
Ukraine's administrative court said in a statement that it has suspended the Central Election Commission's ruling announcing that Viktor Yanukovych won the election held on 7 February.
The results showed Yanukovych winning by 3.5 percentage points.
The court is to rule on the appeal from Yanukovych's rival, the prime minister, Yulia Tymoshenko, by next Thursday, which parliament has set as inauguration day for the new president.
Tymoshenko has refused to concede and is pressing to prove her claims of election fraud in court.