Yanukovich Asks Russia For Protection, Gets It

World | February 27, 2014, Thursday // 13:14| Views: | Comments: 4
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Bulgaria: Yanukovich Asks Russia For Protection, Gets It Viktor Yanukovych. Photo by EPA/BGNES

The ousted Ukrainian president Viktor Yanukovich has asked the Russain authorities for protection and received it.

According to the Russian news agency Interfax, which quoted a Russian official, who wished to remain anonymous, Yanukovich's request was granted.

“With regards to the fact that Yanukovich asked the Russian authorities for personal protection, I am letting you know, that his request was granted for the territory of the Russian Federation”, said the source.

In an address to the Ukrainian people, quoted by Interfax, Yanukovich claims he fears for his and his associates' safety. “There is a danger of retribution upon me and my associates”, he wrote. “I am forced to ask the Russian authorities to provide me protection from the actions of the extremists.”

Yanukovich's whereabouts are still a mystery, since he abandoned Kiev on February 21. Various reports claimed he was in Harkov, Donetsk and Sevastopol and that he has already fled to Russia.

Meanwhile, he has been placed on the international wanted list, together with ex-Interior Minister Vitaliy Zakharchenko. Ukraine's Rada decided to ask the International Court of Justice in The Hague to try Yanukovich, Zakharchenko, Ukraine's former Chief Prosecutor Viktor Pshonka and several other high officials for “crimes against humanity during the peaceful protests in Kiev in the period November 30, 2013 – February 22, 2014.”

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Russophobe - 27 Feb 2014 // 17:54:13

"He was the legitimate elected president you fools"

Yes Vlad the Twat, he sure was...just like Adolf, Mobotu Sese Seko and Teodoro Obiang.

It's good to have a legitimate elected thieve as leader...it's good to see the palace (valued at over 100 million), the cars (with his own car brand Viktor Fedorovich)....even a Galeon all for the thief in chief himself....courtesy of the Ukrainian people....one of the poorest in Europe!

Vlad, I suggest you go and sit next to Sasha and Yane and the three of you can play with each other's wieners while you sing praises to Stalin and Putin.

Vladimir K. - 27 Feb 2014 // 17:16:08

He was the legitimate elected president you fools. If anybody is a criminal, it is the euromaidan whom should have been shot dead by the army ever since they started.

Maudlin - 27 Feb 2014 // 16:55:12

Interestingly how now the western idiots will send him Hague.

Russophobe - 27 Feb 2014 // 13:31:42

Thieves protect thieves.

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