Yanukovych’s speech in Rostov will go down in history of surrealist art
A short speech made by Viktor Yanukovych in Rostov-on-Don will go down in history of surrealist art.
The overthrown leader still seems to deem himself the legitimate president of Ukraine. He blamed the opposition for all the bloodshed and appealed to the international community not to support the radical authorities in Kiev. He said he would go back to Kiev whenever possible, to save the country, warning everyone against the advent of extremist violence to southern and eastern regions. Yanukovych described the presidential election, set for the 25th of May, as illegal and stated that IF IT IS HELD, it will be invalid. The icing on the cake of his speech is the last sentence - the first line of the national anthem of Ukraine: “Ukraine has not yet died, nor her glory, nor her freedom.”
These are twisted and threatening words of a man who is completely incapacitated. This speech proves that he is a puppet on a string, controlled by the hands of Moscow, struggling to save his life. There is no more remorse - just sheer pride and arrogance.
The use of conditional clause: "IF IT IS HELD” while referring to the election, doesn’t bode well.