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News conference moderator says request for it came from Yanukovych

ROSTOV-ON-DON, February 28. /ITAR-TASS/. Ukraine’s President Viktor Yanukovych made a phone call to Itar-Tass Director General Mikhail Gusman and asked him for assistance in organizing a news conference, Gusman said at the start of Yanukovych’s news conference Friday in the southern city of Rostov-on-Don.

“He (Yanukovych) and I had a meeting yesterday and he told me he would to organize a news conference here in Rostov-on-Don,” Gusman said recalling that he had interviewed Yanukovych as President of Ukraine.

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