Умер Янукович. Только что об этом по телефону мне сказал друг из Ростовского Кардиоцентра. Яныка привезли туда окол.. http://t.co/8KdnMGAy6b
— Michael Lebed (@michael_lebed) March 4, 2014
The day after the Russian ambassador to the United Nations triumphantly waived a letter from former Ukrainian president Viktor Yanukovich requesting Russian intervention in his country, a Ukrainian website is reporting that Yanukovich has died in the Russian city of Rostov of heart failure.
!! +google translation RT @juliaioffe: SRSLY, is Yanukovych dead? http://t.co/x3fZYk9dka pic.twitter.com/sy0sCH9uyMUPDATE:
— southpaw (@nycsouthpaw) March 4, 2014
This remains an unconfirmed report, save for @Michael_Lebed's tweet and Facebook update, so for the time being I am treating it as untrue.
In the absence of confirmation, I took this post down, but decided to re-post it, in order to provide the counter-balance from this website, which has, I have to say the most delightful turn of phrase (click to zoom).