Surveillance camera footage shows Ukraine’s Yanukovych fleeing on AgustaWestland AW139 helicopter

Viktor Yanukovych used an AW139 helicopter to flee.

A Ukrainian TV station has aired footage that allegedly shows Viktor Yanukovych and his staff fleeing the presidential compound by helicopter.

The helicopter seen in the video is an AgustaWestland AW139 carrying registration “UR-CRG” an example known to have been delivered to Ukraine in 2012.


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