Skip to comments.Deposed Ukrainian President: 'I Was Wrong' to Ask Russia for Help
Posted on 04/26/2014 11:55:06 PM PDT by elhombrelibre
Deposed Ukrainian President: 'I Was Wrong' to Ask Russia for Help
A month ago, now-ousted Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych asked Russia to send troops into Crimea. Now, the politician says that was a mistake.
"I was wrong," Yanukovych said. "I acted on my emotions."
Yanukovych's remarks were reported Wednesday by the AP's Caro Kriel and Vladimir Isachenkov, in the politician's first interview since he fled Ukraine in late February in the face of opposition forces.
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There are some things in life where you just don’t get a mulligan. What’s done cannot always be undone. Still, everybody knows that Putin is ex-KGB. Sneaky behavior is their specialty. The KGB, Mossad, and the CIA have pretty much turned spying and lying into an art form, performance art. The Chinese have also become quite skillfull at extracting useful data.
I’m not ready to let Yanukovych off the hook.
The Ukrainian election that brought him in was marred by “voting irregularities”, aka Russian meddling.
He broke an arrangement to tie Ukraine’s economy to the EU, instead radically lurching it towards Russia - and never giving the people a chance to vote on such an important change.
Then when they protested, he ordered troops to fire on them, killing many. All this reeks of KGB dirty tricks and interference in the sovereign affairs of another country.
But then, we are talking about Putin’s Russia, where investigative journalists get poisoned.
21st century Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych, meet 12th century Irish King Diarmait Mac Murchada of Leinster.
12th century Irish King Diarmait Mac Murchada of Leinster, meet 21st century Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych.
Oh, I agree. He’s dirty and guilty of turning the state’s guns on his own people. I posted this since Putin’s supporters, apologists, dreamy-eyed admirers, and bootlickers here have used Yanukovych and his deposing by the Ukrainian government as a way to demonize those who want Ukraine to be free and independent. After all, as their minds reason, only a Nazi would overthrow Yanukovych. Yet their poor fellow Yanukovych has now seen and said that Putin used him to get Crimea. And there is at least one good thing about Yanukovych. He did eventually realize he’d been used. I suspeect the gullible here will be calling Putin Charlemagne, Charles Martel the Hammer, and Constantine no matter what Putin does.
Dude!!!! Like No Way! Totally Crimea River!!!
This is awesomely ridiculous. To bad people had to die for this cosmic farce of immense puppetry, or this would be a supremely ROTFL moment.
I know. What a buffoon. And the fact that we’ve diehard supporters of him on here is bizarre.
Interesting isn’t it that these opportunist are so much alike, Milosevic, Putin, and this clown.
It would be usefull if a pix were posted to show the conditions where this took place.
Oh, okay. Never mind then. I am sure Putin will take his troops out and reset the clocks.
“Viktor Yanukovych” is Russian for “Vidkun Quisling”.
> The KGB, Mossad, and the CIA have pretty much turned spying and lying into an art form, performance art
You forgot executive office of the president and Congress...: )
Yes, that he is.
He’s in Moscow, and his comments were with a news reporter. Do you mean to suggest that he was under duress when he said that he’s no longer a Putinista?
On this thread they are hiding.
Yeah, his recent comments and behavior has proven that they’ve been championing a corrupt, murderous, fool without any of the merits they’ve been claiming for him.