KIEV, Ukraine—Supporters of Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko said they will go to court Tuesday in an effort to nullify her defeat by opposition leader Viktor Yanukovych in Ukraine’s Feb. 7 presidential election.
The court challenge was announced Monday, a day after the Central Election Commission certified Mr. Yanukovych the winner of the ballot by 887,909 votes, or 3.48% of the total. Ms. Tymoshenko has asserted that more than one million votes were falsified in his favor.
Mr. Yanukovych’s camp called the move a futile effort to forestall the outcome of an election that international monitors judged to be fair. His supporters said they expected Mr. Yanukovych to be inaugurated Feb. 25.