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Hayden postpones wedding
Actress Hayden Panettiere, Picture: Getty

Actress Hayden Panettiere has put her wedding plans on hold due to the civil unrest in her fiance Wladimir Klitschko's native Ukraine.

The Nashville star, right, announced her engagement to the Ukrainian world heavyweight champ in October. The wedding is still on but the couple have yet to set a date due to the ongoing crisis in his homeland.

"Everything that's happening in Ukraine definitely put a hold on things. But we have time," Panettiere told website Parade.

Tensions in the Eastern European region were heightened last month when Russian President Vladimir Putin sent soldiers into the Ukrainian territory of Crimea after a period of civil unrest, amid calls for political change.

Panettiere showed her support for citizens in Ukraine by joining protesters in the country last year.

Meanwhile, Klitschko's brother, Vitali, has announced plans to run for mayor of Kiev.

He previously entered the race to replace ousted president Viktor Yanukovych but withdrew earlier this month.

The West Australian

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