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Yanukovych says he does not plan to resign

Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich speaks during a news conference in Kiev in this March 1, 2013 file photo. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich/Files

KIEV: Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych denied on Saturday that he planned to resign in response to violence that left nearly 100 people dead in anti-government unrest.

"I am not leaving the country for anywhere. I do not intend to resign. I am the legitimately elected president," Yanukovych told a local television station in the eastern Ukrainian city of Kharkiv.

 

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