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  • “Ousted Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych has only himself to blame, since he broke the agreement to end street violence signed on 21 February,” said Foreign Minister Radosław Sikorski commenting on Yanukovych’s press conference on Friday.

     

    “From what I know, Mr Yanukovych has only himself to blame, since the document provided that within 48 hours of the signing, proposal to return the 2004 constitution would be voted on, and it was, and then signed, which it wasn't. Therefore, Viktor Yanukovych broke the agreement,” said Sikorski, who went on a visit to Iran on Friday.

     

    “If I were him, I would now worry what to say to the prosecutor and the court,” added the chief of Poland’s diplomacy.

    Sikorski stressed that Yanukovych concluded the agreement with the opposition, while the foreign ministers of Poland, Germany and France were “only witnesses” of this event. He also noted that Russia did not sign the document.

     

    “If he hadn’t sneaked out of his country, he wouldn’t have to bear the consequences now. And he would have done better signing the association agreement instead of shooting at his citizens,” said Sikorski.

     

    On 21 February, Yanukovych and the opposition leaders concluded an agreement to end the crisis in Ukraine. The document provided for returning to the 2004 constitution. It was signed by Yanukovych and the opposition leaders Arsenyi Yatsenyuk, Vitali Klitschko and Oleh Tyahnybok, in the presence of Poland’s and Germany’s Foreign Ministers Radosław Sikorski and Frank-Walter Steinmeier.

     

    The next day, Yanukovych left Kyiv. Ukraine’s Parliament removed him from office and scheduled presidential elections for 25 May. Yanukovych is now in the Russian territory.

     

    Source: PAP

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