Yanukovych: Crimea A Part Of Ukraine

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April 02, 2014 AT 4:27 AM
Viktor Yanukovych, Ukraine's ousted president, calls Russia's annexation of Crimea "a tragedy" and says he hopes the Black Sea peninsula can come back under Ukraine's fold someday. Yanukovych was speaking Wednesday in an interview with The Associated Press and Russia's NTV television, his first since fleeing Ukraine after months of massive protests. He said he hopes to persuade Russian President Vladimir Putin to discuss the conditions under which Crimea could rejoin Ukraine.