Russia's Putin denies Yanukovich rumours, says met him two days ago

NOVO-OGARYOVO, Russia, March 4 Tue Mar 4, 2014 6:37am EST

NOVO-OGARYOVO, Russia, March 4 (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Tuesday he had met ousted Ukrainian leader Viktor Yanukovich two days ago in Russia and he was "safe and sound".

He dismissed rumours that Yanukovich had died of a heart attack, saying the ousted leader would attend the funerals of the rumour mongers.

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