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Tired of mayhem at home, Yanukovych flees to China

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Dec. 3, 2013, 7:11 p.m. | Ukraine | Politics — by Anastasia Forina

Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych speaks to Ukrainian and Russian journalists during an interwiev in Kyiv on Dec. 2, 2013.
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Anastasia Forina

Thousands of Ukrainians remain on the streets in Kyiv, demanding the resignation of the country’s government as well as its President, Viktor Yanukovych. But the unrest at home did not keep him from sticking to his schedule. This morning Yanukovych left Kyiv for a three-day trip to China, where he plans to meet with Chinese President Xi Jinping and secure investment for Ukraine, according to a statement posted to his administration’s website. 

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