Ukraine’s new prime minister has accused Russia of organising a coup in Crimea.
“A number of military forces of the Russian Federation are deployed in Crimea. We can not figure out the reason why Russian boots are in Ukrainian ground. What happened in Crimea is unconstitutional and resembles me a coup supported by the Russian government and the Russian military,” said Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk in his first interview since taking office last week.
“The Ukrainian government is legitimate and let me remind to President Putin that this government was supported by the constitutional majority of the Ukrainian MPs with 371 votes. We are legitimate and we are to fulfill our responsibilities,” Yatsenyuk added.