In February 2014, Crimea was brought by “English fighters” who threatened the security of the former President of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych. On Friday, June 8, Obolonskiy district court of Kyiv said the former chief of staff of his protection Vladimir Pavlenko, the Agency “Ukrainian news”.
According to him, the Russian military on 23 February 2014, Yanukovych met (who the day before was actually removed from power) in the Crimea. Soldiers, he said, provided him with support and protection.
Pavlenko said that on the Peninsula Yanukovych and his entourage were in danger because Arsen Avakov (at the time Deputy of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine, now the head of the interior Ministry) and Valentyn Nalyvaichenko (in February 2014, headed the security Service of Ukraine) arrived in the Crimea with a group of “English fighters”.
In this regard, Yanukovych and four of his guard, among whom was their chief, was taken to Russia. According to Pavlenko, February 24 the ex-President was sent by sea from Sevastopol to Rostov-on-don.
Pavlenko also said that members of the Ukrainian nationalist party “Freedom” on February 22, 2014, was preparing an attempt on Yanukovych. According to a former security guard of ex-President, the nationalists tried to shoot him, and if they failed “to throw Molotov cocktails at the motorcade and to burn alive”.
Viktor Yanukovych was President of Ukraine from 2010 to 2014. After a violent regime change in the Euromaidan mass protests in Kyiv and other cities, he left the country. In Ukraine against the former head of state initiated several criminal cases, his property on the territory of the country were arrested.
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