Yanukovych: presidential elections scheduled on May 25 are illegitimate and unlawful
Yanukovych at the press conference in Rostov-on-Don on March 11 sated that presidential elections scheduled on May 25, 2014, are not in conformity with article 103 of the Constitution of Ukraine, therefore their results will be illegitimate and unlawful.
Yanukovych noted that elections are scheduled by people, who captured power as a result of the "unconstitutional coup d’état".
"I declare that presidential elections scheduled on May 25 are absolutely illegitimate and illegal. They are not in compliance with article 103 of the Constitution of Ukraine," Yanukovych said. "Any authorities, which are formed as a result of these illegal elections, are also illegitimate and illegal. In addition to their legal legitimacy, it is clear that these so-called elections will (if it will happen so) take place in the environment of total control of extremist forces."