MOSCOW, June 23 – RIA Novosti. TV and Radio BBC BBC was cut from the English-language text of an interview with Yanukovych’s words about the Crimea, he said the broadcast had been given “the most important statements” policy.
On the eve of the BBC BBC has been shown to interview the former president of Ukraine in the abbreviated form. In the Russian text the word policy that the secession of Ukraine in a referendum in March 2014 was supported by 90% of Crimean residents are present.
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“On the results of the referendum in the Crimea reported all the resources of the BBC BBC in 2014. The film, which appeared in the program Newsnight, was an edited version of a long interview, and focus there was on the most important information and statements of Yanukovych” – I told RIA Novosti the Bi-bi-si.
He also noted that the BBC Russian Service could accommodate longer fragments of the interview, including statements about the Crimean vote.
In the English version of the interview and more attention was paid to the former mansion Yanukovych in the suburbs of Kiev, and the animals kept there.
“And the people, the main thing, the Crimean people, 90% of the Crimean population voted to secede from Ukraine. I believe that this is very bad. But it is a consequence of the fact that Independence did. This is a consequence of a radical nationalist movement, which frightened the population of Crimea, which has traditionally been a pro-Russian, “- Viktor Yanukovych said in an interview with BBC BBC.
Yanukovych was removed as president of Ukraine in February 2014 years after the coup. Verkhovna Rada to remove him from power, change the constitution and an extraordinary presidential election, which resulted in new president Petro Poroshenko. Impeachment proceedings against Yanukovych was not carried out.
Crimea and Sevastopol became the Russian regions after conducted in March 2014 referendum in which a majority of voters (96.77%) in favor of reunification with Russia.