All news

Putin says he warned Yanukovych about chaos after police withdrawal from Kiev

NOVO-OGAREVO, March 04. /ITAR-TASS/. Russian President Vladimir Putin warned Ukrainian counterpart Viktor Yanukovych about chaos, if the latter withdrew police from Ukraine’s capital, Kiev, after signing the February 21 agreements.

“I told him (Yanukovych) not to do this. 'Chaos and anarchy will set in your country. Have mercy on people',” Putin said, recalling that the government and other offices had been captured then.

“That chaos that I warned about started,” the president noted.

Full news conference of Vladimir Putin on situation in Ukraine