Yanukovych Calls for Referendums in All of Ukraine's Regions

World | March 28, 2014, Friday // 14:17| Views: | Comments: 11
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Bulgaria: Yanukovych Calls for Referendums in All of Ukraine's Regions Viktor Yanukovych, Photo by EPA/BGNES

Ousted Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych has called for referendums to be held across the country.

Yanukovych has said that "every region" should determine its status within Ukraine, as Russia's ITAR-TASS agency quoted him as saying.

His suggestions remind some aspects of Russia's proposals to Kiev, according to which a federal constitution should be introduced in Ukraine to give more freedom to its different regions.

The ousted President, who was removed from power and left the country after prolonged violence across Ukraine, believes regional polls should take place instead of early presidential elections, as this will help "to stabilize the political situation and to preserve Ukraine's sovereignty and integrity."

He also warned against risks of "pretenders" misusing Ukrainian people's trust and repeated his stance that an "armed coup" has been conducted in Kiev when the new leadership came to power in end-February.

After being ousted and declared illegitimate by Ukraine's Parliament, Yanukovych fled the country and is reported to be in Russia.

Moscow is refusing to handle him to Ukrainian authorities (not recognized by the Kremlin), which have launched trials on various charges against him.

Yanukovych has even repeatedly claimed he still considers himself to be President. Russia's head of state Vladimir Putin nevertheless announced some weeks ago that "Yanukovych has no political future".

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Vladimir K. - 30 Mar 2014 // 13:18:15

Tania, you're complaining about me calling Obama a nigger, as he clearly is one and is ruining the world. Yet you're stating the only good Russian is a dead one. Your hypocracy makes me laugh and you clearly have huge issues with your mentality.

sa-sha - 30 Mar 2014 // 12:43:26

My Lord, the collective Impulsive Insanity of "Tania-the-Gorgon" & "je suis «BIT harsh?» Prosecutor"

- and can I talk to "je-suis-procureur/prosecutor"?
- oh, yes, he has replaced "Napoleon" in the ward №6, there is also "Tania-the-Gorgon" there......the two raving lunatics. A sweet couple. Be careful.

je suis anglais - 29 Mar 2014 // 21:34:01

bit harsh tania? there are still millions of sane and intelligent russians who didn't vote to be stomped on by the KGB - a minority, yes, but a very significant minority.

Tania Oz - 29 Mar 2014 // 19:04:00

Russia, Russians and Russian sypathisers = Scum: The ar** end of the world. The only good Russian is a dead one!

Vladimir K. - 29 Mar 2014 // 10:44:56

Russia will never fall down, it's a country of it's own, and it's huge. Instead the debt infested USA with their unstable states might finally crash resulting in the date becoming global peace day

je suis anglais - 29 Mar 2014 // 09:14:21

i think your post #3 says it all vlad. no hope for Russia while thick scum like you keep voting in the "not at all nationalist" KGB. I say bring down the curtain again and let the filth rot.

Vladimir K. - 28 Mar 2014 // 22:13:45

Fransosen, Venecia tried. It wasn't on western news but well covered by Russian ones.

Fransosen - 28 Mar 2014 // 22:07:28

Let us begin with a EU referendum...

Vladimir K. - 28 Mar 2014 // 21:19:03

Wanna be french englishman, you should really check your facts. And of course Vladimir Putin is not going to hold any ridicolous referendums in Russia.

With Ukraine, it's different as ultra nationalists are in control.

je suis anglais - 28 Mar 2014 // 19:05:45

perhaps this filthy thieving KGB puppet could also give us his views on whether every region of the Russian union would like to have a referendum on being an autonomous state? I think there's plenty of areas who would want to be away from Tsar Putin and the KGB's control.

Vladimir K. - 28 Mar 2014 // 16:58:11

Way to go! Much better than those ugly Turchynovs, Tymoshenkos!

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