Viktor Yanukovych

"I want to return to politics. Today, I'm doing everything I can. Firstly, I help many people who are being persecuted in Ukraine, and those who have already left Ukraine. And not only to Russia. Here, in Russia, I communicate and help them," Yanukovych said in an interview with Russian information agency RIA Novosti.

He also said that he had links with the current Ukrainian politicians.

"Many of them are not so shy and aren't afraid as they were a year ago. They are comfortable when we meet and discuss the issues," Yanukovych said.

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