Ukraine has issued a warrant for the arrest of ousted President Viktor Yanukovych, the interim interior minister has announced.
Arsen Avakov said on Facebook that a criminal case had been opened against Mr Yanukovych and other officials over “mass murder of peaceful citizens”.
“An official case for the mass murder of peaceful citizens has been opened,” said Mr Avakov.
“Yanukovych and other people responsible for this have been declared wanted.”
The statement said Mr Yanukovych was last seen in Balaklava on the Crimean peninsula on Sunday, but that he had left by car for an unknown destination, accompanied by an aide.
Source: BBC News
Warrant Issued for Deposed Ukraine Leader for Mass Murder.
KIEV, February 24 (RIA Novosti) – Ukraine’s Interior Ministry issued an arrest warrant Monday for the deposed president, Viktor Yanukovych, on charges of mass murder.
Acting Interior Minister Arsen Avakov said Yanukovych was being sought in connection with the killings of “innocent citizens,” a reference to protesters killed during clashes last week between anti-government protesters and police.
“Yanukovych and other officials have been declared wanted,” Avakov said in a statement on his Facebook account.