Yanukovich: Mizhgorye ostriches did not belong to me (video)


Only the house in Mizhgorye belonged to him, Ukrainian ex-President Victor Yanukovich told BBC. The rest was not his property, he said.

BBC asked him about the zoo that was found in Yanukovich’s residence and the ostriches that lived there.

Yanukovich: “What is bad about my support of those people?” Reporter: “Didn’t the ostriches belong to you?” Yanukovich: “Why is it bad?”. Reporter: “What did you support?” Yanukovcih: “The ostriches. Why is it bad? They lived there.” Reporter: “Did they simply live there?” Yanukovich: “They did. Did I have to ignore them?”