Ukraine's fugitive president pledges to fight on

Unidentified gunmen wearing camouflage uniforms guard the entrance to the military airport at the Black Sea port of Sevastopol in Crimea, Ukraine, Friday, Feb. 28, 2014

Fugitive Ukrainian president Viktor Yanukovych on Friday pledged to fight for his country's future, in his first public appearance since disappearing from Ukraine.

"I intend to keep fighting for the future of Ukraine against those who are using fear and terror to seize the country," he told a news conference in the southern Russian city of Rostov-on-Don. Ukraine's president was last seen on Saturday.

Yanukovych also insisted he "did not flee anywhere" but left for Kharkiv in eastern Ukraine.

Yanukovych lambasted the West for allegedly betraying a Feb. 21 agreement between the government and the opposition, saying that recent actions by the opposition run counter to the EU-brokered agreement.

Leave a comment:

· Subscribe to comments
Be the first to comment here. You DO NOT need to be a member to comment.

News Videos

Latest News

  • Submarine finishes first full search of seabed in hunt for Malaysian plane

    PERTH, Australia - A robotic submarine completed its first successful scan of the seabed Thursday in the hunt for the missing Malaysian plane, and investigators were analyzing the sub's data while also trying to identify the origins of a nearby oil slick. Read More
  • Hundreds evacuated in Sherbrooke

    Homeowners in Sherbrooke say they are used to the annual spring flood, but this year was different. Levels of Lac St. Francois rose so fast, they say, to almost 22 feet from 6 feet, in less than 34 hours. Read More