Ukraine's ex-president Yanukovych hospitalized in Moscow, - Russian media

Source : 112 Ukraine

The Spokesperson of Yanukovych refused to comment on the information, some Russian media report that representatives of Yanukovych and the medical facility haven’t confirmed it yet
11:50, 18 November 2018

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Russian media report that ex-president of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych was hospitalized in Moscow. The message appeared on Komsomolskaya Pravda outlet, reporters cite a source that received information from one of the doctors of the hospital. 

It is claimed that a man, who looked very much like Viktor Yanukovych, has been noticed in Moscow’s Sklifosovsky Research Institute of Emergency Medicine. 

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"According to the doctor, Yanukovych was delivered to the hospital yet on Friday in the immobilized state with suspected serious spinal injury, as well as a knee injury. As far as is known, he was injured while playing tennis at a famous Moscow tennis court, from where Yanukovych was taken to the hospital in an ambulance car," reads the message.  

Komsomolskaya Pravda says that the man, who looked like Yanukovych, was accompanied by several people. The place where he was provided with medical aid was restricted for visitors for a short time, after, he was taken to an emergency room but soon Yanukovych was taken to some private clinic. 

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It is specified that press secretary of ex-president Yuriy Kirasir declined to comment on this information during a telephone conversation. TASS also reports that Yanukovych's representatives and the medical facility haven’t confirmed it yet. RIA News approved the information in the inquiry office in Sklifosovsky Research Institute.  

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