Russia's Putin denies Yanukovich rumours, says met him two days ago

by Reuters
Tuesday, 4 March 2014 11:37 GMT

NOVO-OGARYOVO, Russia, March 4 (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Tuesday he had met ousted Ukrainian leader Viktor Yanukovich two days ago in Russia and he was "safe and sound".

He dismissed rumours that Yanukovich had died of a heart attack, saying the ousted leader would attend the funerals of the rumour mongers.

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