Ukraine's fugitive president pledges to fight on

LAURA MILLS Associated Press Published:

ROSTOV-ON-DON, Russia (AP) -- Fugitive Ukrainian president Viktor Yanukovych is pledging to fight on for his country's future.

Yanukovych told reporters on Friday that he "intends to keep on fighting for Ukraine's future" against new Ukrainian authorities he described as "pro-fascist thugs."

He was appearing in public for the first time since Saturday.