Yanukovich says Crimea breaking from Ukraine, blames his foes

Reuters , Tuesday 11 Mar 2014

 Ousted leader Viktor Yanukovich said on Tuesday that Crimea is breaking away from Ukraine and blamed opponents who forced him from power for developments on the Black Sea peninsula, which is holding a referendum on Sunday on joining Russia.

In a statement to journalists, Yanukovich also said US financial aid to Ukraine would be illegal, saying that US law does not allow the government to aid "bandits".

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