President of Ukraine 'attacked by wreath' during memorial ceremony

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The president of Ukraine was knocked on the head by an over-size wreath during a Second World War memorial ceremony, in a clip that has gone viral on the internet.

Viktor Yanukovych had just paid his respects to the war dead by bowing in front off the wreath when it was caught by a gust of wind.

The 8ft display came loose from its base and blew with some force directly into the Ukrainian president, who was attending the event with his Russian counterpart Dmitry Medvedev.

Officials rushed to Mr Yanukovych's aid and managed to free him from the foliage, but footage of the incident at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Kiev on Monday quickly found its way onto the web....

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