Irina Chumakova. The former head of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych said that does not absolve itself of responsibility for bloodshed during the protests on the Maidan in Kiev, where clashes between security forces and radicals have lost their lives and dozens of people, however, noticed that he had not given orders to use firearms.
"I don't deny my responsibility," said Yanukovych in response to a question about whether he considered that as the leader and commander of the country, must bear responsibility for the bloodshed during the protests in Kiev.
"and among them, Probably, and I'm sorry. I guess I also have not finished", he said.
However, he noticed that he had not given the order to shoot." I have no such facts, so someone gave the order to shoot at protesters, I was categorically against it. I have no orders have been given, It's not my range of capabilities. Secondly, I publicly stated that I am against using force, especially for the shootout, " said the Former head of Ukraine.
Kiev's main square Maidan Nezalezhnosti (Independence square) - was occupied by supporters of European integration on November 21, 2013, immediately after the announcement of the government of Mykola Azarov about temporary suspension of the signing of the Treaty on the Union with the EU. Later, the Maidan became the epicenter of the confrontation between the security forces and radicals. The clashes, during which opposing political force many times used firearms and " Molotov cocktails ", were dozens of casualties.
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.