Ukraine on brink of civil war, US partly to blame for bloodshed – Yanukovych


Ukraine is a foot in the door to civil war, ousted President Viktor Yanukovych said in his address from the Russian city Rostov-on-Don, where he has been residing for over a month after fleeing Kiev amid protests. “During my time in Kiev, we never used such methods against radicals or extremists,”the former President added.

Viktor Yanukovych who considers himself Ukraine’s legitimate president believes that the country can be saved from split only with holding a referendum. Yanukovych clarified that first the Ukraine should hold a referendum, then adopt a new Constitution and after that conduct a parliamentary election.

Ukrainian power ministries made a decision on a special operation in the east of the country after meeting with CIA Director John Brennan, Viktor Yanukovych said on Sunday. Yanukovych considers himself Ukraine’s legitimate president. A source close to Ukrainian power ministries told RIA Novosti earlier that Brennan arrived in Kiev on Saturday and met with security officials before the Ukrainian Interior Ministry announced the beginning of an operation against supporters of federalization in Eastern Ukraine.

At his press-conference in Rostov-on-Don Yanukovych claimed that the CIA director met with Avakov and Turchynov in Kiev. These contacts were followed by a decision to carry out military actions. Thus, the CIA also bears responsibility for the situation in the Ukraine, Yanukovych said.

Viktor Yanukovych believes that the US bears its portion of liability for unleashing a civil war in the Ukraine.

The US has a direct bearing on the latest events in the Ukraine, Yanukovych said, adding that apart from intruding in the events in the country, the US forever gives instructions what should be done and how, Yanukovych said.


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