Having met Nuland, Yanukovych flew to Sochi
The press service of the President of Urkaine Viktor Yanukovych reports that he flew to Russia to participate in the opening of Winter Olympics in Sochi, which will take place tonight.
Yanukovych will meet his Russian colleague Vladimir Putin in the framework of the visit.
Before departure the President met the Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs at the United States Department of State Victoria Nuland. Yanukovych assured her of his intent to do whatever necessary to prevent escalation of conflict in the state.
He said that soon measures for acceleration of release of those detained during mass protests would take place and expressed readiness for continuation of the dialog with the opposition.