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Putin convinced that Yanukovych fled for life, in Ukraine he would have been murdered

NOVO-OGAREVO, March 04. /ITAR-TASS/. Russian President Vladimir Putin is certain that Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych just saved his life when he made a decision to move to Russia.

“What I am saying is that death is the easiest way of eliminating a legitimate president. This is precisely what would have happened. I believe he would have been murdered there,” he told reporters.

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