Television and radio bi-Bi-si, cut from the English version of the interview Yanukovych's words About Crimea, said that the broadcast had been given "the most important phrase" policy.
yesterday the BBC showed an interview of former President of Ukraine in abbreviated form. In the Russian-language text words policy about secede from Ukraine in a referendum in March 2014 was supported by 90% of the Crimeans, are present.
"about the outcome of the referendum in Crimea say all the resources of the BBC from 2014. The film, which appeared in the programme, Newsnight, was an edited version of a long interview And focus it placed on the most important information and statements Yanukovych, " - said Last news authorized bi-Bi-si.
He also said that bi-Bi-si Russia was able to accommodate longer parts of the interview, and among them the phrase on the issue of the Crimean vote.
"Citizens, most importantly, the Crimean people, 90% of Crimeans voted for secession from Ukraine. I think It is quite bad. But It is a consequence of what made the Maidan. This is a consequence of the radical nationalist movement, which scared the population of Crimea, which has traditionally been Pro-Russian, " - said Viktor Yanukovych in interview bi-Bi-si.
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 Petro Poroshenko. The impeachment regarding Yanukovych was not carried out.
Crimea And Sevastopol became the Russian regions after the March 2014 referendum in which an overwhelming number of voters (96, 77%) were in favor of reunification with Russia.