The Russian envoy to the United Nations claimed on Monday that ousted Ukrainian President Viktor Yakunovich asked the Russian military to intervene in Ukraine, Reuters reported.
Russian Ambassador Vitaly Churkin read a letter from Yakunovich at a U.N. Security Council meeting.
“Under the influence of Western countries, there are open acts of terror and violence,” Churkin read from the letter. “So in this regard I would call on the President of Russia, Mr. Putin, asking him to use the armed forces of the Russian Federation to establish legitimacy, peace, law and order, stability and defending the people of Ukraine.”
Churkin held up the letter at the meeting, according to Reuters.