Viktor Yanukovych in interview bi-Bi-si has told about the events at Maidan in Kyiv, the Crimea, the Donbass, and also about "the night when Putin saved his life," said in his own microblog British journalist footage of Gabriel Gatehouse.
According to the journalist, Yanukovych also " told the truth about his luxurious residence and ostriches at the zoo ".
This is the first interview that the deposed leader of Ukraine gave the Western media after the coup, the Gatehouse.
Conversation with Yanukovych aired around midnight on the first day of the week within the BBC show Newsnight.
Yanukovych was deposed as President of Ukraine in February 2014 after the coup. The Verkhovna Rada ousted him from power, changed the Constitution and called early presidential elections, the results of which became the new President Poroshenko. The impeachment regarding Yanukovych was not carried out.
June 18, entered into force the law of depriving Yanukovych of the honorary title of President of Ukraine, the Rada voted for him 4 February and 9 February, the document was sent to the President for signature.
on the first day of the weekend it was announced that Poroshenko has submitted to the constitutional court of Ukraine, in which asks to recognise as unconstitutional the law on the deprivation of Viktor Yanukovych honorary title of President. This provoked a strong reaction among politicians and experts. Some believe that the Director wished to demonstrate that the law to him, others stress that so Poroshenko removal of Yanukovych from power by a coup.