Ukrainian leader getting back to work after illness

Feb 02, 2014, 11:53 PM EST
President of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych is seen during a meeting on December 17, 2013 in Moscow, Russia.
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Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych is to return to work on Monday after four days of illness, with protesters still demanding he give up power. The political crisis has continued unabated in his absence, with thousands on the streets of the capital, Kiev. Yanukovych has not been seen in public since last Wednesday. His office says he had been suffering from a fever and breathing problems but that he was feeling well again and will go back to work.

 

Background:

Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych to return to work [BBC]

Adam Taylor: Ukraine's real problem Is Viktor Yanukovych [Kyiv Post]