MOSCOW — Ukraine's fugitive president has accused his country's new government of fomenting a civil war and criticized the West for supporting it.
Tuesday's statement from
Speaking in the southern Russian city of Rostov-on-Don, Yanukovich repeated the Russian claim that the new Ukrainian authorities are kowtowing to radical nationalists. He alleged that authorities could use military force against Russian-speaking eastern regions, pushing Ukraine toward a civil war.
Yanukovich said the May 25 presidential vote is illegal and said he would call on the
He added he would soon return to Ukraine.