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Can anyone confirm if this is true yet? I cannot
(INTELLIHUB) — Ousted Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych reportedly died this week. Multiple news sources in Ukraine cited a Facebook posting made by Mikhail Lebed who broke the news.
According to him, he received the information about the death from a friend who works at a hospital in the city of Rostov, Russia.
“Yanykovych was brought there at around 11 PM on March 3 after suffering a heart attack, and an hour later he died,” Lebed said.
Yanukovych escaped from Kiev on February 21, and then was ousted from power by the Ukrainian parliament. He asked the Russian authorities to provide him security in the territory of that country.
It is important to emphasize that these reports are still unconfirmed, but more information will be posted as it becomes available.
Ousted Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych is in a Moscow hospital in "grave" condition after suffering a heart attack, a Russian newspaper has reported.
"According to an MK source, Yanukovych may have had a heart attack. His condition is assessed as grave," Moskovsky Komsomolets newspaper reported. "So far there has been no official confirmation."
Earlier this week, Russian President Vladimir Putin dismissed a report that Yanukovych had died from a heart attack, saying on Tuesday he was "alive and healthy" and that he had met him several days earlier, according to the U.K.'s Daily Mail.
Yanukovych has not been seen in public since giving a press conference in Russia one week ago, the Mail said.
Putin also claimed that the deposed leader would have been killed had he not been rescued by Russian forces.
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The hospital where they said he died said he wasn't even there to be treated, let alone dead..
Quote from PRAVDA - "The Cardiological Center of the Rostov Regional Hospital denied the information about the death of Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych. They also said that the Ukrainian president had not been admitted to the center"