State Duma Deputy: Yanukovych was never a puppet of the Kremlin

State Duma Deputy: Yanukovych was never a puppet of the Kremlin


Member of the international Committee of the state Duma Roman Khudyakov said that the ex-President of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych differs primarily from Poroshenko that he hadn’t unleashed the carnage, when was the Maidan.

MOSCOW, 9 Oct. The ex-President of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych never was a puppet of Russia and unlike Petro Poroshenko did not allow the bloodshed in the country, said Friday a member of the international Committee of the state Duma Roman Khudyakov, commenting on the words of U.S. President Barack Obama called Yanukovych’s “corrupt Putin’s puppet”.

“Yanukovych differs primarily from Poroshenko that he hadn’t unleashed the carnage, when was the Maidan. He could give orders to the Riot police to attack and disperse (of people)… But because he loved his people, he did not want bloodshed”, — said the MP.

According to Khudyakov, forcibly removed from power during a coup organized from the outside Yanukovych was never a puppet of the Kremlin.

“Never Yanukovych was not Putin’s man. That directly Putin has favored and accepted by President Yanukovych under the protection and guaranty of safety, I think it would have made any sane person”, — concluded the Deputy.