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No welcome mat for Yanukovich in Kiev

Tuesday, March 11, 2014 - 01:11

March 11 - Kiev residents say they don't want ousted President Victor Yanukovich back. Deborah Lutterbeck reports.

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They are forgetting nothing in Kiev. Flowers still fill Independence Square -- to honor those who died in the unrest. Earlier, ousted President Viktor Yanukovich took to the airwaves in Russia vowing to return to Kiev. One man dismisses him as a puppet. (SOUNDBITE) (Ukrainian) YALTA RESIDENT (CRIMEA), OLD MUSICIAN, OSTAP KINDRACHUK, SAYING: "Yanukovich is not an independent person. He is ruled by a more authoritative man. From the very beginning we fought, not against Yanukovich, but against his boss. At this moment, I think that his words do not belong to him, not to Yanukovich." At least 88 people were killed in gun battles between police and protesters in late February in Ukraine's worst violence since Soviet times. There's no welcome here for the ousted leader who still declares himself commander-in-chief. (SOUNDBITE) (Russian) KIEV RESIDENT, PENSIONER, VALERIY ZADYKHAYLO, SAYING: "A person who is in exile can not call himself Commander-in-Chief." Ukraine's new government plans to hold new presidential elections on May 25.

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No welcome mat for Yanukovich in Kiev

Tuesday, March 11, 2014 - 01:11