Ukraine's Supreme Court has confirmed Viktor Yushchenko as winner of
the country's disputed presidential poll.
The court dismissed a final appeal by his defeated rival, PM Viktor Yanukovych, who challenged the result of a re-run election on 26 December.
Supporters of Mr Yushchenko had forced a re-run of November's election, alleging vote-rigging by Mr Yanukovych.
The decision clears the way for Mr Yushchenko to be inaugurated as president after a series of delays.