Yanukovych dodges details on Russia deal

Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych did not hide his joy when he boasted “definitely lucrative” deals that he reached with Russian President Vladimir Putin, but failed to explain the details. He confirmed a freeze in relations with the European Union in favor of a tilt back towards Moscow. He called the EuroMaidan demonstrations against him a “low blow.”

These were some of the highlights of Yanukovych’s Dec. 19 interview with several journalists, broadcast live on TV.

The interview came as anti-government, pro-European protests entered their fifth week.

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Oksana Grytsenko of The Kyiv Post

Oksana Grytsenko is a Kyiv Post staff writer.