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Deposed-Ukraine President Yanukovich Speaks At Press Conference - Live Webcast

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The long awated press conference has begun. Here are the highlights:

  • YANUKOVICH BLAMES WEST FOR IRRESPONSIBLE CONDUCT
  • YANUKOVICH CALLS FOR UKRAINE REFERENDUM ABOUT GOVERNMENT ORDER
  • YANUKOVYCH SAYS PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIONS SHOULD BE IN DECEMBER
  • YANUKOVYCH SAYS CALLS FOR NORMAL LIFE IN UKRAINIAN REGIONS
  • YANUKOVICH SAYS POWER IN UKRAINE WAS SEIZED BY "PRO-FASCIST" FORCES
  • YANUKOVYCH SAYS TO CONTINUE FIGHT FOR UKRAINE'S FUTURE

Live webcast below:

 

Some more highlights:

"Reject this government. It's not too late" says Yanukovych,

"Laws were approved by violence in Rada. I don't recognize, never will recognize this new government". The ousted president assured that he intends to return to the country. "When I'll have real opportunity and guarantees of my security, including from international mediators, I'll return to Ukraine"

"I was tricked by the EU deal" says Yanukovych

The ousted Ukrainian president repeats that he's still the legitimate president of the country, saying that "any military action in Crimea is unacceptable and I don't intend to ask for it".  "I didn't meet Putin, we spoke on the phone, we'll meet as soon as Putin has time. I dont know when".

"I apologize for not retaining the power and stability in Ukraine"

Yanukovych says that Ukraine's parliament is "illegitimate", defending again that he's still the president. "I haven't flee, I've just moved to Kharkiv in the last days. During move I was shot at with automatic weapons. My car took fire from all sides.". Asked by a reporter if he's "ashamed", the ousted president answered: "I am. I apologize for not retaining the power and stability in the country". Asked about his presence in Rostov he says that he decided to move to the russian city because of "threats against him and his family", "'I went to Rostov because I have a good friend here".

 

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Fri, 02/28/2014 - 09:50 | 4488396 Headbanger
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"Pro-fascist" forces??  Versus what??  

Fri, 02/28/2014 - 09:54 | 4488420 giggler321
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Well you can't argue with that.

Fri, 02/28/2014 - 10:47 | 4488774 Mad Mohel
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Anyone else having the problem of Zerohedge using ridiculous amounts of memory and locking up the browser? Started like 7-10 days ago. Come on Tylers get the shit together, or is there something else running on the site that is using so much overhead? Hmmmmmmmm?

Fri, 02/28/2014 - 11:26 | 4489026 Flakmeister
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There is an ad that keeps crashing the Shockwave player...

Fri, 02/28/2014 - 11:55 | 4489177 Dollarmedes
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I disabled my flash player. That cleared it right up.

Fri, 02/28/2014 - 10:29 | 4488645 silvermail
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Today in Ukraine there is no legitimate authority and any legitimate ministers of Internal Affairs. Today in Ukraine there are only rebels, buyout force seized power in Kiev. And also in Ukraine, there are regions that have remained faithful to the Constitution, democracy and legitimate democratically elected Ukrainian President.

I repeat: The authorities in Kiev are now thugs and criminals. It's a fact and it does not depend on opinions EuroNATO of USA . All these criminals, have committed particularly serious crime. They have committed armed coup and eventually they all will be arrested and prosecuted.

Including an accomplice of criminals that today nazyvetsya himself " Minister of Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine ." He is not the Minister. He impostor. It will be sent to jail , along with all the other members of his criminal gang.


Fri, 02/28/2014 - 10:34 | 4488691 overmedicatedun...
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ron paul, said stay away from this mess, so of course we do not..our military should be used to defend America like secure borders, of course we have sociopaths doing the exact opposite. NWO will lead to alot of deaths, and a prison planet for most.

Fri, 02/28/2014 - 10:54 | 4488837 The Black Bishop
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From a Norwegian perspective I will call the coup-makers a Quisling government. Unless they have actual power by law to overthrow a democraticaly elected President, they effectuating a coup-d'etat and are by definition guilty of high treason.

Fri, 02/28/2014 - 12:04 | 4489221 Dollarmedes
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"Democratically elected" does not confer legitimacy forever:

Morsi was "democratically elected."

Chavez was "democratically elected."

Hitler was "democratically elected."

But go ahead...try to defend all those people who ended as overt dictators. This fixation on "democratically elected" is really becoming a fetish and a substitute for thinking.

Fri, 02/28/2014 - 14:17 | 4489998 The Black Bishop
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So, we should all disregard the law? Or cherry pick when we feel like it? How was Yanukovich an overt dictator? What does that even mean? If he was elected with praise on the conduct of the election process (https://www.europeanvoice.com/article/2010/02/ashton-praises-conduct-of-...) then how has he become an illegitimate president? Where are the laws that enables the Ukrainian parliament to depose him?

This is a coup d'etat camuflaged as a "democratic" revolution. True democracy would have been to call for a new election (which was agreed upon for December 2014). A mass of protesters/revolutionaries/rioters overthrowing a democraticaly elected president is not "democracy".

What we see in the Ukraine is very similar to what Quisling did in 1940. When the Norwegian parliament fled ahead of the Germans, Quisling stepped in and declared the existing parliament null and void because they fled. But the law did not open for any such action and he committed high treason by doing so. Same case in Ukraine.

Fri, 02/28/2014 - 11:06 | 4488914 silvermail
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Title of article is crap and the CIA provocation.
Should be as follows:
Valid, legitimate and democratically elected-Ukraine President Yanukovich Speaks At Press Conference - Live Webcast

Fri, 02/28/2014 - 09:25 | 4488274 Big Corked Boots
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  • YANUKOVICH WANTS HIS GOLD BARS AND FAKE PIRATE SHIP RETURNED
Fri, 02/28/2014 - 10:09 | 4488513 Byte Me
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Doubtless the adoring people want him to collect - personally..

Fri, 02/28/2014 - 11:06 | 4488919 dontknowcrapabo...
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He's like the Ukrainian Jack Sparrow...aaarrrggghhh!

Fri, 02/28/2014 - 09:25 | 4488278 BandGap
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My God, that man's melon is ginormous. Is it packed with brains?

Fri, 02/28/2014 - 10:33 | 4488680 Flakmeister
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Bullshit, actually...

Fri, 02/28/2014 - 09:36 | 4488293 q99x2
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Please Russia don't let Goldman Sachs get control of the pipelines.

Only Obama, Susan Rice, Victoria Nuland, Washington’s European puppets, and the Western prostitute media can describe the brutal reality of post-coup Ukraine as “the forward march of democracy.” --Paul Craig Roberts.

Fri, 02/28/2014 - 09:30 | 4488299 Sufiy
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Crashes to 79.81 on TV and Is Selling US Treasuries To Make His Point Clear

 


Somebody has read James Rickards' new book "The Death Of Money" and playing along with it. As we have noted before, Ukraine is another battle to be lost by the US dollar as The Reserve Currency of Choice. Who is selling US Treasuries today? Is it only angry Russia or is it China raising cash to Buy Barrick Gold's vault in the ground at Pascua Lama?    Now with Yuan pushed down and US Dollar going down after the highest number on record of Chinese selling US Treasuries, Gold has no other way but to go much higher. Short squeeze will help, as some banks were encouraging to sell gold again after this very initial advance, after bottoming in 2013. We have seen nothing here yet. The Mother of Short Squeeze in Gold and, particular, in Silver is still to come.

http://sufiy.blogspot.co.uk/2014/02/dollar-crashes-below-8000-euro-breaks.html#

 

Ukraine, Syria And Global De-Dollarization: USD To Go Down And Gold Up TNR.v MUX RGLD GDX GLD ABX

 


Fri, 02/28/2014 - 09:33 | 4488307 unrulian
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Yanukovich is a Pussy

Fri, 02/28/2014 - 09:35 | 4488318 Sudden Debt
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a extremly rich pussy.

He transfered 20 billion from the Ukraine to his personal accounts and now he's gone.

Fri, 02/28/2014 - 09:51 | 4488399 economisery
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He transfered 20 billion from the Ukraine to his personal accounts 

Says who? Where is the evidence for this?

Oh wait, the neo-fascists who violently removed a legitimate, democratically elected leader from office, and are now desperately looking for a justification for doing so, have said so. 

So it must be true..... 

 

Fri, 02/28/2014 - 10:15 | 4488553 hookah
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Got to love when people play the "legitimate" democracy card. You know that Democratic People's Republic of Korea is a nice place too with legitimate elected president.

 

Btw this is how poor your legitimate president were: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_HN3yZVKP9g

 

And the new Prime minster is saying that actually 37 billion is missing...

 

Fri, 02/28/2014 - 10:33 | 4488675 Urban Redneck
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The new boss only found 37 billion to steal this week?
The banking situation and the old boss must be worse than I thought.

Fri, 02/28/2014 - 10:43 | 4488751 silvermail
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"Democratic People's Republic of Korea is a nice place too with legitimate elected president.

 

Btw this is how poor your legitimate president were: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_HN3yZVKP9g

 And the new Prime minster is saying that actually 37 billion is missing..."

Why are you so ridiculous lie about the leader of South Korea, who received power by inheritance?

And why do not you tell us about the crystal honesty Tymoshenko?

Do you think that the so-called "new illegal finance minister" among the rebels had already stolen $ 37 billion from the Treasury of Ukraine? I'm not surprised.

Fri, 02/28/2014 - 13:32 | 4489782 TPTB_r_TBTF
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i think you missed the sarcasm...

 

along with several other down voters.

Fri, 02/28/2014 - 10:55 | 4488847 Kirk2NCC1701
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Not sure if this $20B thing is true, but it IS a fact that $20B is almost one week to the Fed's QE program.

Who's calling the kettle black?

Fri, 02/28/2014 - 09:34 | 4488314 StychoKiller
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So, I suppose that govt corruption at all levels had nothing to do with all the protesting, then?

Fri, 02/28/2014 - 09:34 | 4488315 Sudden Debt
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YO MONEY IS MY MONEY NOW BITCHEZ!!!

 

Fri, 02/28/2014 - 10:49 | 4488790 toady
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It's all about the money boys!

Fri, 02/28/2014 - 09:37 | 4488329 Vice
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If you like your Yanukovich, you can keep your Yanukovich

Fri, 02/28/2014 - 10:48 | 4488782 silvermail
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"If you like your Yanukovich, you can keep your Yanukovich"

If you like your Kiev, you can keep your Kiev. But without: the Crimea, south, and east of Ukraine.

 

Fri, 02/28/2014 - 09:40 | 4488342 q99x2
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On a side note California is getting flooded. It has been raining hours on end and another monster looks to be forming off in the distance.

Free car wash for me.

Fri, 02/28/2014 - 09:41 | 4488348 fonzannoon
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Boy this michael snyder can't catch a break.

Fri, 02/28/2014 - 09:46 | 4488370 Slarti Bartfast
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Break out the rain barrels.

Punch small drainage holes in the tarmac.

Fri, 02/28/2014 - 10:38 | 4488721 RafterManFMJ
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On another side note, fuck California. Hope they drown, burn, then drown again.

Fri, 02/28/2014 - 09:41 | 4488343 NoWayJose
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This is just Putin playing the game... he has to legitimize his troops in Crimea...

Fri, 02/28/2014 - 09:44 | 4488364 Slarti Bartfast
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What a lunatic.

If the US banks turn over his quarter billion Euros and his son's 2 billion, it might reduce the amount Ukraine have to borrow from the IMF.

Fri, 02/28/2014 - 09:46 | 4488374 skwid vacuous
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What time is John Kohn's rebttual presser?

Fri, 02/28/2014 - 09:50 | 4488394 Manipuflation
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You only get one crappy microphone once deposed.

Fri, 02/28/2014 - 10:08 | 4488511 RSDallas
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Damn NSA cut us off!

Fri, 02/28/2014 - 10:17 | 4488563 Invinciblehandaxe
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fuck em maidan nazis

Fri, 02/28/2014 - 13:43 | 4488744 Flakmeister
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Did Tyler somehow miss reports of  Einsantzgruppen spreading terror along Dnieper? 

Fri, 02/28/2014 - 10:38 | 4488727 Flakmeister
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Apologize for not maintaining power and stability?

Well maybe if you only looted a few hundred million and let a few crumbs fall off the table, you would not have to pony up such faux remorse...

Or maybe he just wishes he had spent a bit of that on more OMON types...

Anyway, he should just run off and go lick Putin's fingers....

Fri, 02/28/2014 - 10:42 | 4488746 esum
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barking chihuahua.... 

Fri, 02/28/2014 - 10:45 | 4488766 esum
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start putting fracked gas in the pipeline and watch the big bear make a big move... otherwise russia saves the $15 bil they promised the chihuahua, keeps the naval base and business as usual without the ukraine albatross.. oh yeah and your gas prices are going up... 

Fri, 02/28/2014 - 10:54 | 4488841 Dr_D
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Thats cute. Putin doesnt even meet with him. Just go back to Ukraine and see what happens!

Fri, 02/28/2014 - 11:36 | 4489080 no1wonder
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Yulia Tymoshenko is said to have opted to compete for the presidential elections in Ukraine on 25 May. Recently there had been conflicting evidence about Tymoshenko's plans.

This would oppose Klitschko to Tymoshenko as competitors, because the ex-boxer has already announced his candidacy.

Fri, 02/28/2014 - 12:42 | 4489481 Yttrium Gold Ni...
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Yes, later she denied that fact. News is she's gonna get treatment for her co called "back problems" in Germany. I told several of my friends that she is going to make such move, to claim her back problems were real, not simulated, in order to get out of the prison cell and admitted into hospital. Of course, she will return magically "healed", as no one will vote for a disabled president. She is manipulative, believes her own lies, and has natural talent for energizing crowds. Of course, she is going to wait for the right moment to return to Ukraine, and proclaim that she is Ukraine's only savior. There is also a possibility that people are already sick of her, and that no one will believe her. You can't fool all people all the time.

Fri, 02/28/2014 - 11:46 | 4489131 Son of Captain Nemo
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Unrelated but too significant not to make a centerpiece...

Before this thing disappears.  Tylers really need to make this one front and center before it gets pulled.

 

Fri, 02/28/2014 - 11:52 | 4489156 moneybots
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"Reject this government. It's not too late" says Yanukovych

 

The people already rejected your government.

Fri, 02/28/2014 - 11:59 | 4489199 Son of Captain Nemo
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Why that didn't take long at all?

Medea Benjamin says "Hello"!...  And regrets not doing it before 2008 with Operation "Cast Lead"!

Fri, 02/28/2014 - 11:59 | 4489168 Chuck Knoblauch
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Russia will not allow GMO seeds to grow in Ukranian fields.

Fri, 02/28/2014 - 12:51 | 4489538 Yttrium Gold Ni...
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His press conference was extremely clumsy and unprepared. He had only excuses to offer, weak attempt to clear his name. What is undeniable is that he fled the country, and, as I already wrote on ZH, if you want to be president, be prepared to face hard times, hard decisions and life threats. He wasn't prepared for it, it seems.

Fri, 02/28/2014 - 13:57 | 4489904 Flakmeister
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Again, more quality evenhanded commentary from you...

\thumbsup

Fri, 02/28/2014 - 16:27 | 4490711 Yttrium Gold Ni...
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Thank you.

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