Ukraine's Yanukovich says car was shot at, no sign of injuries

Source: Reuters - Sat, 22 Feb 2014 14:34 GMT
Author: Reuters
Tweet Recommend Google + LinkedIn Email Print
Leave us a comment

KIEV, Feb 22 (Reuters) - Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich said on Saturday his car had come under fire but showed no signs of injury in a television interview.

"My car was shot at. I am not afraid. I feel sorrow for my country," he told UBR television and Internet outlet.

He also called his opponents gangsters who were terrorising the country and said he would now travel through southeast Ukraine meeting people. The interview is thought to have been conducted in the northeastern city Kharkiv and his presidential administration in Kiev is controlled by the opposition.

(Reporting By Pavel Polityuk, Editing by Timothy Heritage)

We welcome comments that advance the story through relevant opinion, anecdotes, links and data. If you see a comment that you believe is irrelevant or inappropriate, you can flag it to our editors by using the report abuse links. Views expressed in the comments do not represent those of the Thomson Reuters Foundation. For more information see our Acceptable Use Policy.

comments powered by Disqus