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Amid massive anti-Kiev rally, Yanukovich speaks of return

Saturday, February 21, 2015 - 01:23

As thousands of Russians rally against 2014 Kiev uprising, ousted Ukrainian president Yanukovich speaks of his return. Gavino Garay reports.

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Pro-Kremlin organizations rally in Moscow to condemn the 2014 Kiev uprising in Ukraine, known as Maidan. They're also condemning the ouster of former Ukrainian president, Viktor Yanukovich, who fled to Russia a year ago, after vowing to form closer ties with Moscow. Now Yanukovich says he's ready to go back and help Ukraine, if given the chance. (SOUNDBITE) (Russian) FORMER UKRAINIAN PRESIDENT, VIKTOR YANUKOVICH, SAYING: "If God saved my life, if God gives me an opportunity to do what people need today in order to protect their rights, to protect them from the rowdiness and lawlessness that exists in the country, I will do all that is within my power." Yanukovich is on Interpol's international wanted list on charges of corruption and financial wrongdoing -- but it's unlikely Russia would extradite him back to Ukraine. Organizers said some 20,000 participated in the march in Moscow to show support for pro-Russian rebels fighting in eastern Ukraine. It comes on the one-year anniversary of the deaths of more than 100 Ukrainian protesters in Kiev during the uprising.

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Amid massive anti-Kiev rally, Yanukovich speaks of return

Saturday, February 21, 2015 - 01:23