Former President of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych said that he did not give orders to disperse Ukrainian protests in winter 2013 and then accused his entourage in intrigues against him, reports DW.
First, on the question of correspondent Christian Neef regarding events on the night of November 30, 2013, when security forces beat students, Yanukovych answered by accusations against the "radicals" who provoked police. However, he suggested that protests were led by head of his administration, Serhiy Lyovochkin together with businessman Dmytro Firtash, who behind his back became directors of Maidan revolution.
He himself, according to Yanukovych, learned of the bloody clashes only on the following morning, and Lyovochkin did not respond to phone calls.
Ex-President also said again that he did not give up his post.
"I was in Ukraine, I was just cut off from the media, blocked and they hunted me all over the country", he said.