President of Ukraine Victor Yanukovych is about to retain a power at any cost, Director of National Intelligence of the USA James  Clapper believes.

He expressed his view concerning the Ukrainian events in annual address to the Senate on estimation of the global risks of the special services of the USA, 5 Kanal reports.

According to opinion of Clapper, for holding on to his post the Ukrainian guarantor is ready to resort to use of force and other actions that do not meet democratic norms.

In his letter to senators Clapper also noted a role of Russia in the Ukrainian confrontation. According to his estimations, financial aid of the Kremlin will prevent a threat of financial crisis in Ukraine in short-term perspective, but will increase the dependence of Kyiv from Moscow.