Ousted Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich, appearing in public for the first time since he fled from Ukraine to Russia, said on Friday he would not give up the fight for his country’s future.
In the southern Russian city of Rostov-on-Don, he told reporters he had been forced from power by “nationalist, pro-fascist gangsters” and blamed the crisis on the West for “indulging” protesters seeking his overthrow.
The 63-year-old former electrician said lawlessness and chaos had followed an agreement he signed with his opponents last Friday, which was brokered by the European Union and had been intended to end three months of crisis. (REUTERS)
(Photos by Andrew Kravchenko/AP Photo/Pool, Ivan Sekretarev/AP Photo, Sean Gallup/Getty Image, Ivan Sekretarev/AP Photo, Sergey Dolzhenko/EPA, Alex Kuzmin/REUTERS)
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