Former President of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych said that the events on the Kiev “Maidan” continue to divide the country, reports TASS.
“Seven years later, the Maidan continues to divide our country. The actions of the previous and current authorities stir up and deepen the division of our state. Ukrainians who disagreed with the 2014 coup d’etat continue to be strangers in their own country, ”the former Ukrainian head said in a statement.
Yanukovych noted that the radicals have a monopoly on the truth and impose their version of modern history of Ukraine on the whole society.
He stressed that the country’s economy has been destroyed, the people will be plunged into poverty and despondency.
“People have lost faith in justice, the rule of law, freedom of speech — those basic principles of democracy that were the slogans of the“ revolution, ”Yanukovych added.
We will remind, in Ukraine, Yanukovych is accused of the death of people on Independence Square in Kiev in February 2014. Then, during the rally, unknown persons opened fire on protesters and law enforcement officers. More than 50 people became victims of the incident. Over the next few days, over a hundred more people died.
The events on the “Maidan” began to develop after the announcement of the suspension of the signing of an agreement between Ukraine and the European Union in November 2013. A months-long rally began on Independence Square in the Ukrainian capital.