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Viktor Yanukovych says still considers himself Ukraine's legitimate president

Yanukovych says he considers the Agreement on the Settlement of Crisis in Ukraine of February 21 not fulfilled
Viktor Yanukovych (archive) ITAR-TASS/Maxim Shemetov
Viktor Yanukovych (archive)
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MOSCOW, February 27. /ITAR-TASS/. Ousted Ukrainian leader Viktor Yanukovych has said he still considers himself the country's legitimate president.

“I, Viktor Fedorovych Yanukovych, address the people of Ukraine,” says the Yanukovych’s statement obtained by ITAR-TASS. “I still consider myself to be the legitimate leader of the Ukrainian state, elected on the basis of Ukrainian citizen’s free will. I cannot remain indifferent to tragic events in my home country. I consider the Agreement on the Settlement of Crisis in Ukraine, signed on February 21,2014, by myself and Ukrainian opposition leaders, not fulfilled. There is rampant extremism on the streets of our country. My supporters and I receive threats of inflicting bodily harm.”