19:51 Nov. 25, 2016
Maidan should have been suppressed with army forces, Yanukovich said
Ukraine's toppled ex-president Victor Yanukovych said that his biggest mistake was not to beat down the popular uprising in Ukraine in winter 2014.
"I really made a lot of mistakes, I'm not a holy man. My biggest mistake was being not forceful enough to sign an order on mobilising troops and imposing a martial law in Ukraine," he said during his press conference in Rostov-na-Donu, Russia.
On November 25th, a prescheduled interrogation of Yanukovich by a Ukrainian court via video conference failed and postponed until November 28 due to the absence of five former Bercut officers accused of mass killings during Euromaidan events.
After the failed hearing, Victor Yanukovych gave his press conference, for the first time in many months.
He has been hiding out in Russia since fleeing Ukraine in February 2014 after the mass killing of the protesters in Kyiv and the following popular uprising throughout the country.