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Yanukovych's party blames him for bloodshed in Ukraine

Published on Feb 23, 2014 8:09 PM
A demonstrator holds a portrait of Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych reading "Murderer!" during a demonstration in support of the Ukrainian opposition on February 22, 2014 in Hamburg, northern Germany. -- PHOTO: AFP

KIEV (AFP) - The party of ousted Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych on Sunday blamed him for issuing "criminal orders" that led to the deaths of scores of people in recent unrest.

"Ukraine was betrayed... All responsibility for this lies with Yanukovych and his close entourage," a statement from the Regions Party said.