Russia says doubts legitimacy of current Ukrainian authorities

by Reuters
Monday, 24 February 2014 12:30 GMT

MOSCOW, Feb 24 (Reuters) - Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev on Monday said Russia had grave doubts about the legitimacy of those in power in Ukraine following President Viktor Yanukovich's ouster, saying their recognition by some states was an "aberration".

"We do not understand what is going on there. There is a real threat to our interests and to the lives of our citizens," Medvedev was quoted by Russian news agencies as saying.

"There are big doubts about the legitimacy of a whole series of organs of power that are now functioning there."

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