Reuters: Yanukovych asks Putin for military intervention in Ukraine

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March 3, 2014, 11:30 p.m. | Ukraine abroad — by Reuters

Overthrown Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych and Russian President Vladimir Putin on Dec. 17, announcing a $15 billion Kremlin bailout package. On March 3, Yanukovych -- who fled Ukraine on Feb. 22 and is now living in exile in Russia -- asked Putin to use the Russian military to "restore law and order" to Ukraine.


UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Ukraine's ousted leader Viktor Yanukovich has sent a letter to Russian President Vladimir Putin requesting that he use the Russian military to restore law and order in Ukraine, Moscow's U.N. envoy said on Monday.

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