Friday, February 28, 2014

Yanukovych Condemns Interim Ukraine Govt as Violent Usurpers

Viktor Yanukovych said Friday in his first public address since being ousted as president of Ukraine that he will continue to fight for the future of his country and condemned the interim government in Kiev as violent usurpers. Looking nervous while addressing reporters in the southern Russian city of Rostov-on-Don, Yanukovych rejected suggestions that he had been overthrown and insisted that he had been forced to leave the country because of threats made to him and his family. “Power in Ukraine was seized by nationalists, neo-Fascist youths that represent an absolute minority of the people,” he said. Yanukovych was making his first appearance in public since fleeing the Ukrainian capital, Kiev, over the weekend. On Saturday, the erstwhile opposition took control over parliament and together with disaffected deputies from the ex-ruling Party of Regions voted to impeach Yanukovych.

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