Television and the BBC, cut from the English text of the interview of the ex-President of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych's words About Crimea, said that the broadcast had been given "the most important phrase" policy.
"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 RIA "Novosti" authorized BBC.
He also said that the Russian service bi-bi-si has been able to accommodate longer parts of the interview, and among them the phrase on the issue of the Crimean vote. Thus in the English version of the interview and more attention was paid to the former mansion Yanukovych in the immediate vicinity of Kiev and animals held there. Before Tuesday, it was announced that the editors of the British broadcasting company BBC has excluded from the English version of the interview of the ex-President of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych's words about the fact that 90% of Crimeans voted for reunification with Russia. The head of the Duma Department for international Affairs Alexei Pushkov explained the actions of the editors of the British broadcasting company BBC. BBC carved from Yanukovych's interview words that 90% of Crimeans voted for secession from Ukraine." Freedom of speech "without words," said Pushkov. As reported by the print edition OPINION, Viktor Yanukovych for the first time after the beginning of the conflict in the East of Ukraine gave an interview to the foreign media - British broadcasting company BBC. The former Ukrainian leader told his point of view on events happening in the Donbass, and denied the accusations put forward in his address fresh power. Yanukovych also expressed gratitude to the President of Russia Vladimir Putin, who, in his own words, literally saved his life by helping to travel abroad.