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Ex-Kharkiv region governor provided Yanukovych with transport for escape in 2014

Source : 112 Ukraine

Dobkin met Yanukovych and his security on the night of February 21 to 22
17:01, 25 January 2018

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Viktor Yanukovych, the former President of Ukraine arrived in Kharkiv Regional State Administration on the night of February 21 to 22, 2014 where Mykhailo Dobkin, then Head of Kharkiv Regional Administration (now he is the MP from Opposition Bloc) met him and provided the transport for the further escape. Oles Sharan, the former border guard of Yanukovych claimed this during the questioning at the Obolon District Court of Kyiv as Hromadske reported.

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‘On the night of February 21 to 22, 2014, Yanukovych flew to Kharkiv from Mezhyhirya by two helicopters and accompanied by security. They arrived in Kharkiv Regional State Administration where Mykhailo Dobkin met them and provided the transport for the further movement’, the words of the bodyguard are cited.

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According to him, Yanukovych met Andry Klyuyev, then Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council (he left Ukraine in 2014), Vitaly Zakharchenko, then Head of Interior Ministry (he is on SBU wanted list; also, he can be the worker of Russian ‘Rostekh’ Company), Oleksandr Yakymenko, then Head of the SBU (he is hiding from the prosecution; lives in occupied Crimea and Russia) and Yury Ilyin, then Chief of the General Staff of Ukraine on February 23, 2014 in Crimea.

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Earlier Viktor Riznychenko, the former border guard of Yanukovych reported that on the evening of February 21, Yanukovych, his family and security guards flew on two helicopters from the Mezhyhirya Residence to Kharkiv. From Kharkiv, they took two Falkon planes and flew in an unknown direction, but were demanded to return to the airfield by Oleksandr Turchynov. The planes landed in Donetsk, and Yanukovych with the guards took the cars to go to Crimea.

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