British news channel Sky News published an article under the title “the Ousted President of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych appeared in court as a witness regarding the death of protesters”:
– Speaking via video link from the Russian court, he denied that he ordered the police to shoot at protesters, adding that he “could not give such an order”.
The BBC has produced a story about the interrogation of Yanukovych. Video on the website posted under the title “Former President of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych appeared in court”. The journalist at the end said that many Ukrainians would like to see in court in person not only five employees of “Berkut”, but the most Yanukovych.
American The Washington Post gave the news under the title “the Ousted President of Ukraine testifying in court.” However, it was the reprinting of the notes the Associated Press.
– The Prosecutor quoted the information from the phone Yanukovych and other materials of the case, saying that Prime Minister Azarov has met with Russian President Vladimir Putin on the first day of shootings on the Maidan, and Yanukovych had numerous phone calls with the Pro-Russian oligarch Viktor Medvedchuk. Putin is the godfather of Medvedchuk’s daughter.
Also asked if he could confirm that he received Putin’s adviser Vladislav Surkov at his residence, while blood was shed on the Maidan, Yanukovych told the court: “I don’t remember.”
The British Daily Mail gave the same note. Adding to the news two more photos from the courtroom.
American The News Tribune also apparently “lazy” and decided not to rewrite the note a popular news Agency.
The Polish Rzeczpospolita published an article with the headline: “Yanukovych: I gave the order to use force against Maidan”.
– I never talked about the suppression of protests on the Maidan. I spoke only about peaceful resolution of this crisis. I was trying to prevent bloodshed at any cost, he said in court in Rostov-on-don, where he answered questions from Kiev.
Gazeta Wyborcza came with the title “Ukraine: Viktor Yanukovych is suspected of treason”.
– Report that You suspected of treason and cooperation with the authorities of the Russian Federation with the purpose of changing the state borders of Ukraine, – said the ex-President of Ukraine Victor Yanukovych, the General Prosecutor of the country Yury Lutsenko
Spanish Agency EFE briefly wrote about the interrogation in court of Yanukovych. Like most of the media quoted the words of the fugitive President that he was not ordered to shoot the demonstrators on the Maidan.
Popular Belgian news website 7sur7 also printed a small article about the interview.
– Former President of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych, who was overthrown in February 2014, accused on Monday the Pro-Western authorities who came after the Maidan, the responsibility for the bloody conflict in Eastern Ukraine.