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Yanukovych reportedly declares he is Ukraine's president [will hold press conference]
Kyiv Post ^ | Feb. 27, 2014

Posted on 02/27/2014 10:00:12 AM PST by 1rudeboy

Viktor Yanukovych is planning a press conference for Feb. 28 at 5 p.m. in the Russian port city of Rostov-on-Don, according to Russian news agencies.

The announcement added to a wild day in which Ukraine's overthrown leader sent a message to Ukraine in which he declares himself the legitimately elected president of the nation, despite being impeached on Feb. 22 by parliament after he fled his duties ahead of an arrest warrant that charges him with the mass murders of EuroMaidan protesters.

Aside from the murder charges involving the deaths of nearly 100 protests, Arseniy Yatseniuk -- confirmed in parliament as Ukraine's new prime minister -- accused Yanukovych of stealing as much as $70 billion from Ukraine in the last three years.

"I, Viktor Fedorovych Yanukovych, am addressing the people of Ukraine. I still believe myself to be the legitimate head of the Ukrainian state elected in a free vote by Ukrainian citizens," said the writes address obtained by Interfax and other news agencies on Feb. 27.

The Kyiv Post could not independently confirm the authenticity of the statement.

However, citing a Russian government source, Interfax news service reported that Yanukovych is being provided safe haven in Russia. "Considering that President Yanukovych has appealed to the Russian authorities to ensure his personal security, I am informing you that this request has been granted on the territory of the Russian Federation."

Yanukovych, impeached by parliament on Feb. 22 for abandonment of presidential duties and gross human rights violations, said asked Russian authorities to ensure his personal security.

Rather than addressing his alleged crimes, Yanukovych's statement cited threats against him and his allies. "Threats of reprisals are coming to me and my associates. I have to ask the authorities of the Russian Federation to ensure my personal security from extremists' actions...."

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Full headline: Yanukovych reportedly declares he is Ukraine's president and plans press conference in Russia on Feb. 28 to reoccupy his illegally seized mansions
1 posted on 02/27/2014 10:00:12 AM PST by 1rudeboy
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To: 1rudeboy
I have to ask the authorities of the Russian Federation to ensure my personal security

Vladimir Putin, please pick up a white courtesy phone....

2 posted on 02/27/2014 10:02:28 AM PST by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: 1rudeboy

woot!

Go Putin !

time for this to get real.


3 posted on 02/27/2014 10:03:14 AM PST by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama lied .. the economy died.)
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To: 1rudeboy

so next up he is going to declare himself president of russia ... putin ... your home is about to be occupied.


4 posted on 02/27/2014 10:04:14 AM PST by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: TexasFreeper2009

Long live the USSR! And the camps!


5 posted on 02/27/2014 10:04:58 AM PST by 1rudeboy
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To: 1rudeboy

if you has to prove you is...you ain’t

now how long before we all start getting emails from his brothers in law offering us millions just to use our bank accounts?


6 posted on 02/27/2014 10:06:13 AM PST by camle (keep an open mind and someone will fill it full of something for you)
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To: 1rudeboy
Ukraine has not done the new election thing yet, has it? What would be the response in the US if some group took over the WH and said they were the government?

Just sayin'....

7 posted on 02/27/2014 10:08:36 AM PST by grania
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To: grania

Dunno. Would Obama run to Mexico and ask the Mexicans to intervene?


8 posted on 02/27/2014 10:11:49 AM PST by 1rudeboy
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To: 1rudeboy

Someone needs to put the Ukrainian Army on alert for a Russian invasion. This could get very ugly. This is a country of 45 million, not some tiny country tucked in the corner of the former empire.


9 posted on 02/27/2014 10:15:12 AM PST by armydawg505
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To: TexasFreeper2009
Go Putin !

Yes, go KGB!

Stalin forever!

Death to the capitalist pigs!

Go to hell, Thomas Jefferson!

10 posted on 02/27/2014 10:20:16 AM PST by wideawake
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To: grania
What would be the response in the US if some group took over the WH and said they were the government?

First, the Ukraine is very unlike the US, so this is a stupid analogy.

Second, no one in the Ukraine is saying "we are the government." They are saying they want new elections to establish a government.

11 posted on 02/27/2014 10:24:28 AM PST by wideawake
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To: grania
What would be the response in the US if some group took over the WH and said they were the government?

He was impeached by their congress. I don't know what the Ukrain constitution allows, but it was not just a mob.

If that wasn't constitutional, then bring him back, arrest him on theft and corruption charges, and imprison him.

12 posted on 02/27/2014 10:25:12 AM PST by Vince Ferrer
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To: Revolting cat!

Who’s the boss?


13 posted on 02/27/2014 10:25:27 AM PST by a fool in paradise ("Health care is too important to be left to the government.")
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To: grania

They impeached him and convicted him, so in the US he would be gone.

The question is who follows an impeached and convicted president in the USA? I assume it’s the VP, but that would cause major heartburn if the sidekick of the guy you just got rid of took over the white house. Kick out Obama and get Biden?

They kicked out Nixon and got...not vp spiro agnew...but newly installed vp Gerald Ford. I suspect someone would do something similar with Biden.


14 posted on 02/27/2014 10:28:10 AM PST by xzins ( Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for victory!)
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To: 1rudeboy
I'm old enough and have been a conservative long enough to know that there was a time when conservatives didn't cheer on people like Putin, a former KGB goon and now pseudo nationalist mountebank. I wonder how many people know of what the Soviet Communist did to Ukraine and urge those who don't to watch this documentary on youtube.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6IBlHXOsVwU

15 posted on 02/27/2014 10:28:19 AM PST by elhombrelibre (Free Ukraine. Free Venezuela. Free Syria. Free Iran. Free USA.)
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To: 1rudeboy

Putin would be making a mistake if he stands with this lowlife Yanukovych...


16 posted on 02/27/2014 10:29:44 AM PST by GOPJ ({David} "Gregory, usually as alert and twitchy as a squirrel, flat-lined." Richard Cohen NYT)
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To: 1rudeboy
He can always go back to playing the squeeze box...
17 posted on 02/27/2014 10:31:21 AM PST by KeyLargo
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To: TexasFreeper2009
Your Putin worked for the people who did this to Ukraine. Try to watch it. I hope you're not invincibly ignorant about the communist and what they did.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6IBlHXOsVwU

18 posted on 02/27/2014 10:31:35 AM PST by elhombrelibre (Free Ukraine. Free Venezuela. Free Syria. Free Iran. Free USA.)
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To: Vince Ferrer
He was impeached by their congress

After armed mobs had driven away all the members that supported him and were outside the parliament building waiting to see if the remaining members voted "correctly".

19 posted on 02/27/2014 10:31:38 AM PST by Count of Monte Fisto (The foundation of modern society is the denial of reality.)
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To: FReepers

FR To The Finish Line!

20 posted on 02/27/2014 10:40:59 AM PST by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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To: GOPJ

Russia does not sell out its friends. And that’s being noted by its enemies.

Will America stand by its allies? Obama has a lousy track record in that department.


21 posted on 02/27/2014 10:48:37 AM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: goldstategop

Pardon me? Russia has friends? I know that Russia has never been a friend to the Ukraine, so why would that change now?


22 posted on 02/27/2014 10:50:32 AM PST by Ingtar (The NSA - "We're the only part of government who actually listens to the people.")
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To: 1rudeboy

The USSR went belly up in 1991, I have no idea what you are talking about (and good riddance to those mass murdering Godless heathens)

But don’t for a minute think the commies have given up, they have just moved from the old USSR into western Europe and the US where they have taken power and are marching us toward annihilation with Obama leading the parade.


23 posted on 02/27/2014 11:11:01 AM PST by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama lied .. the economy died.)
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To: TexasFreeper2009

Plenty of them stayed in Moscow - Putin for one.


24 posted on 02/27/2014 11:22:02 AM PST by Natufian (t)
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To: Vince Ferrer

Yanukovych getting out of the country was the worst possible situation for Ukraine.


25 posted on 02/27/2014 11:31:27 AM PST by Delta Dawn (Fluent in two languages: English and cursive.)
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To: 1rudeboy

Russia is, as always, on a war footing and this is an act of war. Yanukovich knows his side and his place and he got a phone call from pooty-tooty. People who don’t know might even find out why we fought a cold war. But Putin’s cool looking bare chsted killing bears. He’s got Bambi beat all to heck.


26 posted on 02/27/2014 12:00:06 PM PST by No One Special
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To: TexasFreeper2009
But don’t for a minute think the commies have given up, they have just moved from the old USSR into western Europe and the US where they have taken power and are marching us toward annihilation with Obama leading the parade.

Europe has commies? Who knew?

27 posted on 02/27/2014 12:00:37 PM PST by 1rudeboy
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To: No One Special

He’s so dreamy . . . a veritable bare-chested example of Ayn Rand-style libertarian economic conservatism.


28 posted on 02/27/2014 12:02:49 PM PST by 1rudeboy
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To: 1rudeboy

Viktor Yanukovych is damaged goods for many reasons such as his opulent palace and exposed kleptocracy. If Vlad tries to take back all or some of Ukraine it will not be with Yanukovych


29 posted on 02/27/2014 12:03:33 PM PST by dennisw (The first principle is to find out who you are then you can achieve anything -- Buddhist monk)
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To: 1rudeboy

People often forget to mention that she was born Alisa Zinov’yevna Rosenbaum on February 2, 1905 in Saint Petersburg, Russia.


30 posted on 02/27/2014 12:18:49 PM PST by No One Special
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To: 1rudeboy

yes, but today they call themselves democratic socialists.


31 posted on 02/27/2014 1:39:45 PM PST by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama lied .. the economy died.)
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To: TexasFreeper2009

You prefer your socialists in the undemocratic flavor?


32 posted on 02/27/2014 2:26:04 PM PST by Toddsterpatriot (Science is hard. Harder if you're stupid.)
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