Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich at press conference in Russia on February 28, 2014. The leader was overthrown by a United States engineered coup., a photo by Pan-African News Wire File Photos on Flickr.
Yanukovych: Dark forces in Kiev want to unleash civil war
Anarchy in Ukrainian grows, while Kiev wants to unleash a civil war in the country, said Viktor Yanukovych. At a press conference on Tuesday, March 11, Yanukovych announced that he was the only legitimate President of Ukraine.
"The towns are patrolled by masked men with armbands. They fire top army officers - those who show resistance and do not want to use armed forces in the south-east of the country against the civilian population. Just think about it - they want to put the army under the banner of Bandera and launch a civil war," he said at the press conference.
According to Yanukovych, "dark forces in Kiev want to have armed forces of militant nationalist organizations involved, they want to give them weapons."
Viktor Yanukovych gave the press conference in Russia's Rostov, but said that he was going to return to Ukraine as soon as there was such an opportunity. He assured everyone that he was not going to resign. Moreover, Yanukovych will remain the Supreme Commander of the Ukrainian Armed Forces.
Yanukovych said that the presidential vote in Ukraine, which is to take place on May 25th, was illegal. He also referred to US laws that prohibit the funding of illegal governments. He is going to address to the US Congress, Senate and Supreme Court of the United States with a suggestion to assess illegal actions of American authorities.
"The usurpers of power will hold me, or even Russia accountable for what is happening. But I have nothing to do with that. Cutting pensions, wages and allowances is unbelievable. We are having hard times these days, the Crimea is separating, but we can survive this mess, and the fooled people will come to their senses," he concluded his speech.