Yanukovych says his opinion "makes no difference" to Putin
Fugitive ex-President of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych has answered a question from UNIAN correspondent Roman Tsymbaliuk who asked to give his opinion about Russian President Vladimir Putin's 'protection' of Russian-speaking citizens in Crimea and Donbas, saying his view "makes no difference."
"I have had a conversation with Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin on this subject. One may regard it as his position as a person, as a citizen of Russia and a patriot. It makes no difference here whether I agree or disagree with it. It is worthy of respect," he said at a press conference in Rostov-on-Don, Russia, on Friday, November 25.
Yanukovych admits he asked Putin to send troops to Ukraine"But what is my take on the situation around Crimea: Is it good or bad that Crimea is no longer part of Ukraine? It's no good. I think it's bad," he added.