The former President of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych
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Former Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych believes that the separation of Crimea from Ukraine “is bad.” He added that the position of the Russian President on this issue “worthy of respect”
According to former Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych, the secession of Crimea from Ukraine “is bad.” About it the correspondent of RBC from the press conference.
Yanukovych admitted that he had discussed this issue with Russian President Vladimir Putin. “I had a conversation with Vladimir Putin. It is his position as a person, as a Russian citizen, as a patriot. It is worthy of respect,” said the ex-President.
He said that radicalization in Crimea stems from the fact that during the Maidan “thugs in masks” shot 8 buses with Crimeans. “One bus exploded. Many died… And the decision that was made (by referendum) is not in any doubt”, — said Yanukovych.
In 2014, after the annexation of Crimea to Russia, Yanukovych called the incident pain and tragedy that are difficult to accept and in which blame the government in Kiev. The ousted President then claimed that would not allow the referendum in the Crimea and of the region from Ukraine.