Ukraine's Yanukovich postpones foreign trip over domestic turmoil: statement

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Posted: Dec 06, 2013 7:33 AM
Ukraine's Yanukovich postpones foreign trip over domestic turmoil: statement

KIEV (Reuters) - Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich has postponed a scheduled visit to Malta next week, the presidential website said in a statement on Friday, citing his need "to focus on domestic political issues."

Yanukovich, who finished a four-day visit to China on Friday and was reported to be heading for talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Sochi, faces turmoil in Kiev over his government's suspension of a landmark trade pact with the European Union.

(Reporting by Pavel Polityuk; Writing by Matt Robinson; Editing by Richard Balmforth)