Ex-president of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych has accused politicians Petro Poroshenko, Oleksandr Turchynov and Arseniy Yatsenyuk of losses of Crimea by Ukraine and beginning of the Donbas Conflict. Yanukovych’s lawyer Vitaliy Serdyuk published the statement of the former president on Facebook as the Verkhovna Rada adopted regulation #2739 on recognition of the Dignity Revolution as one of the key moments of the Ukrainian state.
“Talking about the annexation of Crimea and war in Donbas, the majority of Ukrainians have already known who is guilty in these terrible crimes. Exactly Maidan, to be exact its leaders, Turchynov, Yatsenyuk, Poroshenko and others did everything to make the Crimeans feel disowned in ‘new’ Ukraine. The language of arms was used for discordant Donbas – Turchynov signed the flagitious order on the beginning of the military actions in the region,” Yanukovych noted.
According to him, the decision of people who came to the power after Maidan on the use of heavy artillery, multiple rocket launchers, tanks and military aircraft led to the war in Donbas, the death of dozens of thousands of people and millions of broken fates.
“Until Ukraine and the West recognize the truth about the events of 2014, this tragedy will always be the obstacle to the comprehensive national reconciliation. For this, the true culprits of the tragedy in 2013-2014 should be punished heavily,” the fourth president of Ukraine concluded.
On February 17, the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine adopted the regulation #2739 due to the sixth anniversary of the beginning of Euromaidan and events of the Revolution of Dignity. The document defines the Dignity Revolution as one of the key moments of the Ukrainian state and expression of the national idea of freedom. Besides, the parliament condemned the regime of Yanukovych.