A year after fleeing Ukraine, Yanukovich speaks of return

February 21, 2015 12:58 PM

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A year after fleeing Ukraine, Yanukovich speaks of return

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Ousted Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich, who fled to Russia a year ago after being toppled by months of street protests, said he was ready to return to Ukraine if the opportunity arose.

The pro-Russian leader was overthrown by the "Maidan" uprising in Kiev against his decision to back away from a deal that would have taken the country towards integration with Europe and instead tighten economic ties with Russia, Ukraine's old Soviet master.

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