During the video interrogation as the witness on business of five former «berkutovets» ex-President Viktor Yanukovych apologized to the relatives of the victims on the Maidan, transfers «RBC-Ukraine».
«I especially want to appeal to the victims or those who represent them in the hall. I want to apologize to you that you understood and knew that I was doing everything to ensure that this tragedy was not», — assured the fugitive President.
«I’m prepared to look you in the eye and answer all questions. And I’m interested that we find the truth that you are interested in. And in order to find it, I made the offer today and wanted to see you United,» he added.
Yanukovych also said that my responsibility to the President.
«I am today, I personally kept this responsibility I carry it before the Ukrainian people. As for the Ukrainian people about how he treated me and is a matter for the Ukrainian people», — he said.
«In order not to look for a reason to humiliate the Ukrainian people, we let this question leave,» — said Yanukovych.
In addition, he believes that the holding of a «referendum» on the signing of the Association Agreement between Ukraine and the European Union would delay the process of European integration.
«I tried not to slow down the process of European integration, but rather to make it effective, so he could quickly move. The procedure of referendum is a procedure first, which in Ukraine was not realized, she had not been initiated. As soon as I made a hint at what I want to do a referendum, it meant much worse than what we did… I will tell you understandable step — suspended the signing of this agreement,» Yanukovych said.
«We have not abandoned her. So I never meant it, and the referendum — it would be delaying the process of European integration. This is my point of view,» — said the former President.
We will remind that about any «referendum» on membership of Ukraine in EU in the fall of 2016 it was not. Yanukovych as prevailing at the time the Ukrainian head of state it would be enough just to sign the Association agreement at a specially convened to this meeting in Vilnius, which they had not been done.
However, he said, it’s perfect personally launched the fake «referendum» in Crimea.
Yanukovych invented the need for a «referendum» to signing the Association agreement with the EU: here, they say, European integration and snapped 29.11.2016