Yanukovych says political crisis a coup

Associated Press
A suspected supporter of Ukraine's embattled president Viktor Yanukovych, center, is assaulted by anti-government protesters in Kiev, Ukraine, Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014. Fears that Ukraine could split in two mounted Saturday as regional lawmakers in the pro-Russian east questioned the authority of the national parliament. Protesters took control of Ukraine's capital and parliament sought to oust the president. (AP Photo/ Marko Drobnjakovic)
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KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine's embattled president is calling the country's political crisis a coup and says it resembles the rise of Nazis in the 1930s.

Viktor Yanukovych also says he has no intention of resigning or leaving the country.

Hours after Yanukovych and opposition leaders signed an agreement aimed at resolving the country's turmoil on Friday, Yanukovych went to Kharkiv in eastern Ukraine, the heartland of his support.

On Saturday, he made the coup accusation in a televised statement.

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