If anyone killed him, it won’t be Putin. More likely, if he is, he was given poison before he left Ukraine, and it’s taken time to have effect. Ukraine is being targeted for EU associate membership, with Julia Tymoshenko playing along. The President alive might have stood in the way, as the ousted former official government of the country. It could be false, but why would Pravda report it, if it was untrue?
Alternatively the Russians want to make Ukrainian sources look foolish, and here’s their chance to humiliate them. The new Ukrainian government wants the President to be eliminated, and would jump on any reports that he was out of the way. Note that Pravda points out these are Ukrainian sources, with little authority. The President only has to reappear shortly once the rumour has raced around Kiev, and they’ll all have egg on their faces. This version seems more likely.
Viktor Yanukovych dies from heart attack, unconfirmed reports say
According to him, he received the information about the death of the ousted Ukrainian leader from a friend of his, who works at the heart center in the city of Rostov, Russia.
The Cardiological Center of the Rostov Regional Hospital denied the information about the death of Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych. They also said that the Ukrainian president had not been admitted to the center.