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Mykola Azarov: In 2014, they wanted to physically eliminate Yanukovych

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In 2014, they wanted to physically eliminate the President of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych at his residence in Mezhyhirya. These events took place on February 21-22 during the Euromaidan, which ended with a coup d'etat.


Mykola Azarov, who headed the Cabinet of Ministers of the country under Yanukovych, spoke about this in an interview with Olesya Medvedeva, a special correspondent for the Ukrainian publication "Strana.ua"

He said that there were plans to assassinate the head of state. And they were not secret - the protesters openly threatened the President of Ukraine with physical violence. Azarov spoke about the warning from the Security Service that a crowd of protesters numbering about XNUMX people had headed for the Yanukovych residence in Mizhhirya.

Among these people there was a special group whose task was to assassinate the president after the protesters seized his residence. It was clear that in the event of an assault on its participants, they would have to fire to kill. This could lead to numerous casualties.


Yanukovych understood the possibility of such a development of events and decided to avoid it, leaving the capital and going to Kharkov.

Of course, he could not foresee that his refusal to fight to retain power not only did not help to avoid bloodshed, but later led to the death of several thousand people in Donbass. But Yanukovych could not fail to understand that his steps would definitely not lead to the preservation of the constitutional order.
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  1. Dimka75
    Dimka75 11 January 2021 16: 03
    +2
    Memory improves with age.
    Only on 22.02 Yanukovych was no longer in Mezhyhirya.
    the residence of Yanukovych in Mizhgirya a crowd of participants went
    1. Machito
      Machito 11 January 2021 16: 09
      +14
      Bandera wanted to kill Yanukovych. It is obvious. The flight of Yanukovych confused plans. His removal from power was committed in violation of the Constitution of Ukraine without observing the necessary procedures, which made the existing government of Ukraine illegitimate.
      1. Svarog
        Svarog 11 January 2021 16: 13
        +6
        Quote: Bearded
        Flight of Yanukovych confused plans

        This escape could be used. Nevertheless, even though he was a runaway, he remained president .. But the partners put everyone in their places. And before fleeing, for some reason, they also dumped his money .. Either there was no plan at all, or another "profitable" investment.
        1. Machito
          Machito 11 January 2021 16: 19
          +12
          In an amicable way, he should have been put on armor and taken to Donetsk. I think that the overwhelming majority of the Armed Forces of Ukraine would have gone over to the side of the legally elected President of Ukraine Yanukovych, and the bloody massacre in Donbass could have been avoided. But history does not tolerate the subjunctive mood.
          1. Avior
            Avior 11 January 2021 16: 55
            +8
            Are you kidding? He was in Donetsk, but fled to the Crimea, in Donetsk nobody needed him.
            1. Machito
              Machito 11 January 2021 16: 57
              -3
              Nobody fitted an armored car for him, as under Lenin.
            2. Xnumx vis
              Xnumx vis 11 January 2021 22: 16
              +1
              Quote: Avior
              Are you kidding? He was in Donetsk, but fled to the Crimea, in Donetsk nobody needed him.

              No one needed him in Crimea either! And for good it was necessary, as the previous commentator said, to put on armor and lead the protests .. But, alas, Yanukovych was so scared that it was not possible to pull him out to action. A coward may be a president, but never a people's leader.
              1. Puppeteer 111
                Puppeteer 111 11 January 2021 22: 40
                0
                Betrayed once ...))
        2. Civil
          Civil 11 January 2021 17: 12
          +14
          Oh, and X is with him, everything that is happening in Ukraine now, this is his business, Yanukovych's clumsy hands. He was too greedy, he played "multi-vector".
          1. Egoza
            Egoza 11 January 2021 19: 51
            +7
            Quote: Civil
            He was too greedy, he played "multi-vector".

            Add more stubbornness like a donkey and inability to choose advisors. All some ladies were closer to him than smart people. And I had to listen to Azarov.
      2. Avior
        Avior 11 January 2021 16: 50
        +7
        Is it only Bandera? He really got everyone at that moment already.
        1. Machito
          Machito 11 January 2021 16: 55
          +6
          I do not argue, but the main driving force behind the Ukrainian coup d'état were neo-Nazi organizations and formations trained in Poland.
          1. Avior
            Avior 11 January 2021 17: 14
            0
            As for me, at that time it was already clear that no one needed Yanukovych, since he got everyone, and the Russian forces had to seize the initiative and displace him themselves, replacing it with a Russian politician, but who did not have the odious raid that was to Yanukovych, especially after his twists and turns with the EU. And everything would have gone differently.
            But instead, the situation arose that the Russians should be on the side of Yanukovych, although at that time no one needed him.
            1. Polymer
              Polymer 11 January 2021 22: 07
              0
              Quote: Avior
              Russian forces were to seize the initiative and displace him themselves, replacing it with a Russian politician

              Such a politician had to be prepared in advance, "grown" for several years, which was not done. The United States had several such "blanks", they were prepared, the Russian Federation - nothing. The result is known.
        2. yuriy55
          yuriy55 11 January 2021 17: 05
          +5
          Quote: Avior
          Is it only Bandera? He really got everyone at that moment already.

          It's hard not to agree.
          But who among the presidents of Ukraine, pursuing an anti-Russian policy and winning over representatives of the West, has not yet “gotten” the Ukrainians?
          The nationalism of a part of the rabble, who do not even imagine state work, brings discord in the rule of any UA president. Believe me, nothing good awaits this country in the future - nobody likes bankrupts, and those who spit in an outstretched hand are despised.
          yes
        3. Xnumx vis
          Xnumx vis 11 January 2021 22: 48
          0
          Quote: Avior
          Is it only Bandera? He really got everyone at that moment already.

          In principle, like Gorbachev at the time of the collapse of the USSR ... Both of them lost their face .. And in front of opponents and friends ..
      3. Kushka
        Kushka 11 January 2021 17: 06
        +4
        The Romanians sewed their own where they caught (the helicopter crew
        violated the oath and passed the president) - they took him to the village
        barnyard, shot with his wife like dogs.
        And that no one nor mur-mur (including Russia) about a legitimate
        the authorities, about the coup, also accepted the EU.
      4. NEOZ
        NEOZ 12 January 2021 11: 51
        +1
        Quote: Bearded
        The flight of Yanukovych confused plans.

        what are the plans? sound please.
    2. Avior
      Avior 11 January 2021 16: 27
      +4
      Azarov himself at that time had been abroad a long time ago and could not know anything of this in principle.
      He remembers what was not, but forgets what happened
      On December 3, speaking in parliament during an attempt to declare no confidence in the government, the Prime Minister of Ukraine Mykola Azarov, on behalf of the government, apologized for the actions of law enforcement agencies and promised that the perpetrators would be held accountable and the government was waiting for “decisive personnel changes” [94].

      He promised that they would carry, but did not carry
      1. bessmertniy
        bessmertniy 11 January 2021 16: 34
        +3
        I just ran away like Ostap Bender from angry chess players from Nyuvasyuk. lol
        1. Avior
          Avior 11 January 2021 16: 46
          -3
          No, he escaped earlier. When it became known that he had escaped, his comrades-in-arms ran after him (and some, like Azarov, fled much earlier than Yanukovych himself), and the crowd from the Maidan went to look for the escaped after he disappeared and it became known about it. Yes, and he had nothing to do in Mezhyhirya on the 21st, except to collect the things he had acquired by overwork for the road. smile
          1. Xnumx vis
            Xnumx vis 11 January 2021 22: 53
            0
            Quote: Avior
            No, he escaped earlier.

            Azarov Yanukovych sacrificed Yatsenyuk and poroshenko. Janek thought they were going to eat and negotiate with the Turchinovs and Yatsenyuk .. I merged it two months before the Maidan. Released from office. He went to Austria ..
            1. Avior
              Avior 12 January 2021 10: 21
              0
              He was acting prime minister and was supposed to be in office until a new one was selected. But instead he fled abroad.
              1. Xnumx vis
                Xnumx vis 12 January 2021 16: 37
                0
                Quote: Avior
                He was acting prime minister and was supposed to be in office until a new one was selected. But instead he fled abroad.

                To please the Maidan boys, Yanukovych dismissed him from office. And in his place was appointed Yatsenyuk!
                1. Avior
                  Avior 12 January 2021 17: 15
                  +1
                  Yatsenyuk was appointed after Yanukovych fled. Before that, Io was Azarov.
                  1. Xnumx vis
                    Xnumx vis 12 January 2021 17: 23
                    0
                    At that time I lived in Ukraine. And I clearly remember how Yanek leaked Azarov. I thanked him on TV and sang praises. And he fired .. Immediately Yatsenyuk was appointed. ... And then it began.
                  2. Avior
                    Avior 12 January 2021 17: 41
                    +1
                    Yatsenyuk - only on February 27
                    February 27, 2014 - April 14, 201

                    Before that, Arbuzov. And Azarov should have
    3. 210ox
      210ox 11 January 2021 16: 29
      +4
      And he was no longer anywhere. Neither in power nor about. The coward has merged. Even if he was finished, there would be little loss.
      1. bessmertniy
        bessmertniy 11 January 2021 16: 49
        +1
        It is clear - the crowd just went not to kill, but to rob the abandoned residence.
    4. Vladimir61
      Vladimir61 11 January 2021 20: 42
      +2
      Quote: Dimka75
      Memory improves with age. Only on 22.02 Yanukovych was no longer in Mezhyhirya.
      And here is the memory for banter? On February 22.02.14, 21.02.14, a congress of deputies of the South-East was planned in Kharkov. Yanukovych left Mizhgirya on 22.00 at XNUMX hours, by helicopter. His motorcade sent to Kharkov, after several unsuccessful attempts at blocking by the conspirators, was fired upon. Colonel D.V. Ivantsov was wounded.
      Throughout the entire route, the motorcade passed 5 checkpoints. They tried to block us on the first three. At two subsequent posts, fire from firearms was opened on the motorcade. (Head of the SBP Kobzar K.N., 01.05.2014/XNUMX/XNUMX)

      But, this does not relieve Janek personally of responsibility for everything that happened later. It was not necessary to flee, but to use all his capabilities to organize the resistance of the South-East ... But, either he was a coward, or he was needed as a "live" and legitimate president of Ukraine. Who knows what was planned there and how.
      1. Dimka75
        Dimka75 11 January 2021 23: 41
        0
        And here is the memory for banter?

        And besides, what value is the information from this type now, at 21, even if 7 years ago he was not an eyewitness to those events, but was in a gamerope?
        What important or necessary things can you learn from his words? He remembered. Suddenly.
        1. Vladimir61
          Vladimir61 12 January 2021 01: 27
          -2
          Quote: Dimka75
          What important or necessary things can you learn from his words? He remembered. Suddenly.
          Yes, the article only contains part of the interview that Azarov gave to the Odessa edition. Maybe it doesn't matter for us, but for the Ukrainian reader, this is a breath of truth about the coup. All...
  2. Anatoly 288
    Anatoly 288 11 January 2021 16: 06
    0
    With rainbow dreams, I trusted in rainbow dreams
  3. Andrea
    Andrea 11 January 2021 16: 10
    +5
    Well ... there is only one skin, albeit beaten by a moth.
    The stolen goods cannot be hidden in the West, then the skin would not have suffered. It would have been possible to turn on the security forces at full capacity without fear of losing "everything acquired by back-breaking labor."
    1. Avior
      Avior 11 January 2021 16: 49
      +3
      It was impossible already. Many of the security officials at that time would no longer carry out such orders.
    2. Kushka
      Kushka 11 January 2021 16: 58
      -1
      So he "turned on" the security officials, only Russian,
      who took him out by sea. And who approved this
      amateur performance and gave such support?
  4. Gato
    Gato 11 January 2021 16: 15
    +11
    What country - so are Salvador Allende. And the Pinochets are the same request
    Everything that is pathetic and tragic in normal countries turns into a bloody farce with crazy clowns.
  5. Poetry
    Poetry 11 January 2021 16: 18
    +8
    “Better to be a living coward than a dead hero.” Thought Vitya, shaking the manure out of his trouser leg.
    1. major147
      major147 11 January 2021 19: 56
      +4
      Quote: Poetiszaugla
      "Better to be a living coward than a dead hero."

      1. Poetry
        Poetry 11 January 2021 20: 11
        -1
        Vitka and Donka, sidekick forever. good
        1. major147
          major147 11 January 2021 21: 44
          +1
          Quote: Poetiszaugla
          Vitka and Donka, sidekick forever. good

          lol
  6. APASUS
    APASUS 11 January 2021 16: 18
    +5
    And the fact that he didn’t fight for the country, but saved his own skin, did he better?
  7. 7,62x54
    7,62x54 11 January 2021 16: 37
    +4
    Some of the urks wanted to slap another urk. Thieves' showdown.
  8. Kushka
    Kushka 11 January 2021 16: 45
    +3
    Dobkin recently gave an interview, Yanukovich is just
    at that moment he was in Kharkov and he heard
    telephone conversations of Yanukovych. At first he had
    there were guarantees from Tyagnibok on Mezhyhir. But when,
    he was told that Yarosh was leading a column to Mezhigirya,
    he dialed the chief of security and asked how many and
    what weapons are. Having received the answer -6 pistols, he ordered
    son take one helicopter and fly to Kiev - guys you have to
    take out. Dobkin heard this personally.
    1. Avior
      Avior 11 January 2021 17: 01
      -2
      Here's a confirmation that Azarov just lied - at that time Yanukovych had not been in Mezhyhirya for a long time
      Actually, he left in English, without saying goodbye and everyone ran looking for him.
      And as for the guys to take out, so they would get into the car and in minutes they would not even be close to Mezhigirya, a helicopter was not needed for this.
      1. Kushka
        Kushka 11 January 2021 17: 13
        -3
        I agree. Everything is not very convincing. The biggest
        that one could hear about this from himself, so
        this is about what is already on the road from Donbass to the sea, the motorcade
        got up and the guard reported to him that there was an ambush ahead.
        (I think they already saw an ambush in every bush)
        He himself did not see anyone, how many of them there were, etc.
        But the assertion does not get tired - they wanted to kill.
  9. evgen1221
    evgen1221 11 January 2021 17: 08
    0
    He couldn't think it over, he couldn't think it. And it in general is able to think skillfully, or just grunt dumplings and crumble golden loaves around the house?
  10. cniza
    cniza 11 January 2021 17: 09
    +3
    But Yanukovych could not fail to understand that his steps would definitely not lead to the preservation of the constitutional order.


    HE thought only about his ass and about his wallet, that's the result ...
  11. FIN
    FIN 11 January 2021 17: 27
    -5
    We would like to, to poison, to poison ... oh ... to eliminate.
    They were just watching.
  12. tatra
    tatra 11 January 2021 17: 36
    0
    With hypocritical "righteous anger", presenting the murder of Nicholas II by the Bolsheviks as a "monstrous crime" of those, the enemies of the communists themselves proved that they believe that they have every right to kill the leaders of States, and will never recognize this as their crime.
    1. Captain Pushkin
      Captain Pushkin 11 January 2021 18: 15
      +5
      Quote: tatra
      With hypocritical "righteous anger" exposing the murder of Nicholas II by the Bolsheviks as a "monstrous crime"

      The big question is, on whose order Nicholas II, absolutely unnecessary to anyone, was suddenly killed.
      The fact is that at that time in Britain there were 500 tons of gold from the Russian Empire transported under a promise (unfulfilled) to supply weapons for this amount. (This gold was "settled" only by Gorbachev, with an understandable result).
      After the revolution, Nicholas requested permission to move to London and received an invitation from the king.
      Then, jewelry of the Romanov dynasty, accumulated over 300 years, was transported to Britain. This is about 5 tons.
      And when Nikolai was getting ready for England, he was suddenly informed that the invitation had been withdrawn and no one was waiting for him there.
      And then, Sverdlov suddenly became concerned about the fate of Nicholas with a known outcome ...
      1. tatra
        tatra 11 January 2021 18: 28
        -5
        Again, the "conspiracy theory" beloved by the enemies of the communists. And on whose order did the enemies of the communists shoot Lenin, kill the old men Ceausescu, Gaddafi, Saddam Hussein?
        1. Hunter 2
          Hunter 2 11 January 2021 18: 41
          +8
          Quote: tatra
          Again, the "conspiracy theory" beloved by the enemies of the communists. And on whose order did the enemies of the communists shoot Lenin, kill the old men Ceausescu, Gaddafi, Saddam Hussein?

          Tin ... This is closer to "cognitive dissonance"! To put on a par with So Diverse Leaders, with completely different worldviews, political and moral orientations! negative
          1. tatra
            tatra 11 January 2021 18: 59
            -4
            And why is this senseless verbiage in order to cover up the fact that the enemies of the Communists always have double standards in everything, you always evaluate all the facts as FAVORABLE for you, and not honestly and objectively. and ALL the facts that you with your hypocritical "righteous anger" and "philanthropy" expose for the crimes of the Communist Bolsheviks to justify the capture of the USSR by you, you in ALL other cases justify or "do not notice."
        2. Kushka
          Kushka 11 January 2021 18: 43
          +6
          I fully understand your righteous anger, only, I you
          please don't bother the dirty, twice convicted
          the convict with the chase Ham, in this series of controversial or indisputable
          heads of rather big states. Agree about Lenin and about
          Yanyke is near, well, not at all.
          1. tatra
            tatra 11 January 2021 19: 02
            0
            But what does Lenin and Yanukovych have to do with it? I wrote that the enemies of the Communists believe that they have every right to kill the leaders of States, which, you see, they do not like.
            1. Kushka
              Kushka 11 January 2021 21: 44
              -3
              Oh, it's not that simple here! Sasha Ulyanov, the same bomb
              he threw a priest at the tsar (I don’t remember what party I was in,
              I dropped out of school in the 9th) and all sorts of Marats, Chegevars and Artyoms,
              so those everywhere were in time. And the lieutenant-cartographer (!!!) is straight
              from two pistols, yes in Red Square, yes according to the General Secretary,
              for nothing that he got into cosmonauts - he was a communist for sure.
              I’m not sure with the Romanian unwashed soldier, but rather b / n.
              Indira Gandhi, there is a story, and Amina is the officers of the SA of the USSR
              soaked (and so on without end, that the communists, that the enemies of the communists,
              that everyone else - you write correctly - well, they didn't like it,
              and that was enough). Well, the British with the French, so they
              it's like the national sport of chopping off the heads of kings and queens.
              And as for me, that's right - no one on the street was caught there by force
              and were not chained (they later lie, they say chained, like in galleys)
              He climbed himself (twice, three times running - the family is thrown - GDP, VFYa - all
              put on the line), I knew where - here you go! Either eternal glory or eternal
              a shame. And that means, a hard worker, after pay, barefoot for two dozen in the alley
              can kill. But he is the same Head - FAMILY - wife, children, old parents.
              They will be in hopeless poverty! And no help!
              And this nizya, do you see who he is? Trump (vagrant)? Yanik (convict and thief)?
              EVERYONE IS EQUAL BEFORE GOD - and we all walk under him.
        3. Captain Pushkin
          Captain Pushkin 11 January 2021 19: 15
          0
          Yes Yes. Politicians and other powers that be when they meet each other only read poetry and retell old anecdotes.
          And in the World everything happens by itself. Nobody has anything to do with it.
  13. Kushka
    Kushka 11 January 2021 18: 18
    +1
    Quote: bessmertniy
    It is clear - the crowd just went not to kill, but to rob the abandoned residence.

    In fact, Mezhigirye is a protected area around the same name
    the ancient monastery, fraud was withdrawn from their state property
    and belonged to the firm and the "hunting club", the chairman of which and
    was Yanukovych. He told on camera that after moving from Donbass
    in Kiev was naked and barefoot, homeless and "forced" to rent from
    this company is a very small house. There is a video where Yanukovych is in sweatpants
    receives journalists and strumming guitar in this house.
    Legally, nothing to do with the high-rise, gold-filled Honka
    ostriches and fountains, Yanukovych did not have the status of the President's residence,
    Honka did not have (the residence of the President near Kiev is where today
    Zelensky lives). So decide for yourself who and what the crowd went to rob.
    Among the "loot" - records of when and how much to take "talker"
    from something like the dung of a May calf, to be forever young,
    magazine at the post, who when and at what time came to Yanukovych, packs of shares
    any offshore companies and enterprises, and in such a form as if their
    in general, no one has ever printed or looked well and other stuff.
  14. Ros 56
    Ros 56 11 January 2021 18: 41
    0
    And what is the point of remembering Janus today, everyone knows that they wanted to bang him, otherwise our specialists would not have saved him. But it seems to me that they saved it in vain, he is unworthy of this, through his fault the Bandera supporters put a lot of people, and no one knows how many.
  15. Aleks2000
    Aleks2000 11 January 2021 20: 16
    0
    6 years have passed. You can say anything, everything has already been forgotten.

    And to eliminate .... Look, in Ukraine, a bunch of attempts to "eliminate" have allegedly been revealed ...
    And the GDP also has 13 roofing felts, 14 roofing felts, even more ...

    Nothing unusual, ordinary political life ...
  16. CommanderDIVA
    CommanderDIVA 11 January 2021 20: 38
    0
    Yanukovych misused his presidency, he was still lucky that he survived, I believe that sooner or later, healthy forces will prevail in Ukraine, but it will not be very soon
    1. Kuzmitsky
      11 January 2021 21: 44
      0
      Yanukovych screwed up his presidency twice. The first time was back in 2004, when he won the elections, but Maidan demanded another round of voting. If I am not mistaken, then Putin even congratulated him on his victory, but, as it turned out, it was premature. By the way, Yanukovych was not the worst prime minister, but something went wrong with his presidency.
      1. CommanderDIVA
        CommanderDIVA 11 January 2021 22: 12
        -1
        As they say, every cricket know your six
  17. dgonni
    dgonni 11 January 2021 23: 02
    0
    Ooo super comers who shoved the loot across Europe yelled for liquidation?
    Do not tell my horseshoes are not even funny. I did everything myself to get away and do nothing
  18. alexey alexeyev_2
    alexey alexeyev_2 12 January 2021 00: 26
    +2
    Well, who did he remain in history? Rag. And Allende could have become. These are not your hats on trams. The biggest failure of the GDP
    1. Alex Justice
      Alex Justice 12 January 2021 11: 17
      0
      I heard he took off his hats in the toilets. You can't catch a thief with your pants down.
      If this is true, how could such a petty criminal become president?
  19. vavilon
    vavilon 13 January 2021 14: 45
    0
    Yanukovych at that time thought primarily about his money that was in foreign banks, if he had not handed over, betrayed Ukraine, then all his money would have been frozen.
  20. MakStVik
    MakStVik 13 January 2021 15: 13
    0
    Azarov is engaged in taftology, they have already said about it 100 times.