No remorse: Yanukovych says he regrets not having suppressed Maidan with troops

19:51 Nov. 25, 2016

Yanukovych says he regrets not having suppressed Maidan with troops

A man pays his respect at a memorial dedicated to people died in clashes with security forces at the Independent Square (AP photo)

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. 

Read more Ousted ex-president Yanukovych's interrogation failed

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. 


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