Yanukovich: Crimea should stay in Ukraine

He thinks that the events in Crimea are an adequate response to the events in Kiev: “Crimeans do not want to be ruled by nationalists…  I can understand their desire to create self-defence groups to protect their houses and families.”

"I want to ask Crimeans to avoid bloodshed… I think that Crimea should stay in Ukraine,” Victor Yanukovich said.

Military operations in Crimea are inadmissible, he said: “I am not going to ask for military support.”

Yanukovich is going to return to Ukraine when his and his family’s safety is guaranteed.