Yanukovych contacts with Putin and Surkov is «not remember» «remembers» only a meeting with Akhmetov

The ex-President of Ukraine Victor Yanukovych declared that doesn’t remember or talked by phone with Russian President Vladimir Putin on the night of February 19, 2014, before the start of mass killings of law enforcement officers civilians on the Maidan Nezalezhnosti. He said this on Monday, November 28, in the Svyatoshinsky district court of Kiev during the interrogation via video link from the court of the Rostov (RF) as a witness in the case of five ex-«berkutovets», accused in the shooting of activists Euromayday in February 2014, UNIAN reports.

Yanukovych said that the managers on behalf Turchinov had threatened to raise fighters to get to land his plane

Yanukovych said he did not remember talking with Putin on the phone on the night of 19 February.

«Most likely, this conversation was not», — he said.

In addition, Yanukovych said he hasn’t spoken and met with Russian presidential aide Vladislav Surkov, and did not remember whether he in residence «Mezhyhiria» during the Maidan.

«Russian presidential aide Surkov I have not met even once,» — said Yanukovych.

Also, according to Yanukovych, he was not with Surkov calls.

Besides, he noted that «not remember» whether Surkov during the events on Maidan in the «Mezhyhiria» in his household. «I don’t remember, no,» — said Yanukovych.

While Yanukovych admitted that he had met with Ukrainian billionaire Rinat Akhmetov on February 22, 2014, before to escape to the Crimea.

«A conversation with the armed guards (in Donetsk — ed.) I spent a lot of time,» — said Yanukovych.

«I had the intention from Donetsk to fly either to Kiev or to Crimea. But given the fact that the airport in Donetsk was blocked and that I was not to fly, I decided to go to the Crimea by car and I had one stop (in Donetsk — ed.) to fill up their cars. On the way in which we moved, was the home of Akhmetov, he was on the spot, but I called him and gave the order to meet me there its employees», — he said.

Yanukovych also admitted that by Akhmetov had a meeting on February 22.

We will remind, Yanukovych is now hiding from the Ukrainian justice in Russia.

Yanukovych said that the managers on behalf Turchinov had threatened to raise fighters to get to land his plane

The former President said that during the flight from Kharkov to Donetsk in February 2014 on behalf of the then Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada Oleksandr Turchynov managers threatened to raise in the sky fighter jets to force the plane to land.

During the interrogation of the first prosecutors asked Yanukovych, if he met personally during his stay in Kharkiv February 22, 2014 with senior officials of the Russian Federation. «No, I haven’t met,» — said Yanukovych.

When asked whether he knew about the visit of senior officials of the Russian Federation in Kharkiv on 22 February 2014, the ex-President said he did not know about it.

Also Yanukovych asked about the reasons why he decided to fly from Kharkov to Donetsk.

«First, the country began to develop an anti-constitutional coup, an armed coup.

Second, in Donetsk I had planned, as they say, the second «stop». It was the second region in which I wanted to stay and meet there with the asset. And I planned this work in Donetsk.

But it so happened that when I flew to Donetsk, a military called the Manager and he gave orders to the pilots who flew with me to return to Kharkov», — said Yanukovych.

According to Yanukovych, he did not know why he had been given this order.

«But I asked you a question, who is he, what does he give such orders to the President of Ukraine? He said that such an order was given by the Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada Turchinov Aleksandr Valentinovich. This pilot said that on Board he is the President of Ukraine, Supreme commander of the Armed forces. This is the first. And second, even if he listened to this Manager, he may not have had fuel in the tanks to return to Kharkov, because we were close to Donetsk,» — says Yanukovych.

«He (the Manager) was he (the pilot) to threaten that he would raise fighters and they will force you to sit on the ground,» — said Yanukovych.

The Prosecutor, in turn, insisted that Yanukovych told about the purpose of the visit to Donetsk, and who met there.

«I was found with armed men, with the border guards, who met me with arms, and, as they told me they have been instructed to detain me. I smiled and said, you know what you’re doing crime. You have no rights…», — Yanukovych added.

«They agreed with it, I very briefly say. But it is also a matter of individual case — about attempt at life of the President», — Yanukovych said.

Yanukovych contacts with Putin and Surkov is «not remember» «remembers» only a meeting with Akhmetov 28.11.2016

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