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Yanukovych says opposition represents minority

English.news.cn   2014-02-28 22:03:50

MOSCOW, Feb. 28 (Xinhua) -- Ousted Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych emerged Friday in a border town of Russia after a week-long hiding, saying the opposition represents minority of the population.

Yanukovych, accompanied by several bodyguards, arrived at an exhibition center in Rostov-on-Don at around 5:09 p.m. local time (1309 GMT) in his first public appearance since he was sacked by opposition-held Ukrainian parliament Saturday.

He said power in Ukraine has been seized by nationalists "who represent absolutely minority of the population."

"Fight for the future of Ukraine against those, who terrorize it, will be continued," he said.

The ousted president also noted that the Ukrainian opposition had violated the agreement on constitutional reform signed Feb. 21. "Outcome of the crisis will be difficult as a result of irresponsible Western policy of supporting Maiden (the Independence Square). But we'll overcome," he said.

Yanukovych, accused of mass murder of protestors in Kiev, is wanted by the new government who said it would ask Moscow to extradite him if he is in Russia.


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Editor: Lu Hui
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