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'Wanted for mass murder' --- Arrest warrant issued for toppled Ukraine leader Yanukovych

The interim interior minister posted on Facebook that the ousted president was wanted in connection with the “mass murder of peaceful citizens”.

AN ARREST WARRANT has been issued for former Ukrainian president Viktor Yanukovych.

Interim interior minister Arsen Avakov said in a Facebook post this morning that the toppled leader was wanted for mass murder.

“A criminal case has been launched over the mass murder of peaceful civilians,” the statement said.

“Yanukovych and a number of other officials have been put on a wanted list.”


[Arsen Avakov via Facebook]

Ukraine’s new opposition-led parliament yesterday appointed a pro-Western interim leader after the ousted pro-Russian president fled Kiev and went into hiding, amid anger over a week of carnage.

Avakov said that Yanukovych had last been seen on Balaklava on the Crimean peninsula yesterday.

Includes reporting from AFP.

Read: Russia withdraws ambassador from Kiev as stand-off with Western powers deepens

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