Putin said the West had asked Russia to influence Yanukovych

© RIA Novosti / Sergey Poweroperated in fotobanka-President of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych. Archival photoPutin said the West had asked Russia to influence Yanukovych© RIA Novosti / Sergey Poweroperated the image Bank

Russian President Vladimir Puti said that the Western partners, including the United States, asked him to influence the ex-President of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych, that he did not use armed force against demonstrators in 2014 in exchange for the release of opposition administrative buildings.

«First, that’s exactly right, Yanukovych did not give orders to use weapons against demonstrators. By the way, Western partners, including us, asked me to influence him in this direction to such orders did not give. And we were told: «we really ask you not to allow the use of Yanukovich, armed forces, And we promise that we will do everything to ensure that opposition to the liberated area and administrative building», — Putin said in an interview with the Director Oliver stone in the film shown on television channel Showtime.

The interview was recorded from July 2015 to February 2017.

Putin said Western partners that it is «a good offer».

«And as you know, President Yanukovych did not use the armed forces. But he said that I can not imagine the other, the hand does not rise to sign any order on the use of weapons. I think it’s snipers, which could be, who was able to put the… only those who are interested in the situation escalerillas. I have no data on who it is specifically. But simple logic tells,» — said the head of state.