Ukraine's Yanukovich refused exit from country - Interfax

KIEV Sat Feb 22, 2014 3:40pm EST

KIEV Feb 22 (Reuters) - Ukraine's border authorities said on Saturday it had refused to allow President Viktor Yanukovich to leave the country, Interfax news agency said.

Armed men had tried to bribe border staff at Donetsk airport in the east of the country to allow the charter flight to take off but they had refused, the agency, quoting an aide of the head of the state border service, said.

Yanukovich subsequently got off the plane and left in a waiting car, it said.

It was not clear where the plane had wanted to fly to.

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MarxWasRight wrote:
What a useless piece of news dribble. How could the story say that Yanukovych was denied permission to leave Ukraine when the story also aays it’s not clear where the plane wanted to fly.

What a bunch of inept anti-Russian agitprop. Reuters’ editors should be ashamed of themselves.

Feb 22, 2014 11:27pm EST  --  Report as abuse
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