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Yanukovich says is Ukraine's commander-in-chief, army will ignore "criminal orders"
March 11, 2014 / 9:26 AM / 4 years ago

Yanukovich says is Ukraine's commander-in-chief, army will ignore "criminal orders"

ROSTOV-ON-DON, Russia, March 11 (Reuters) - Ukraine’s ousted leader, Viktor Yanukovich, reiterated on Tuesday that he was the country’s legitimate president and commander-in-chief, saying he was sure the armed forces would refuse to obey any “criminal orders”.

In a statement in the Russian city of Rostov-on-Don, Yanukovich remained unswayed in his argument that “extremists” had taken power in the Ukrainian capital Kiev. He told journalists that a presidential election set for May 25 would be illegal.

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