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Russia says unaware of Yanukovych whereabouts

Published on Feb 27, 2014 4:26 AM

MOSCOW (AFP) - Russian President Vladimir Putin's spokesman said Wednesday he had no information on the whereabouts of Ukraine's fugitive leader following reports he had fled to Moscow.

Local business channel RBK-TV had reported that Viktor Yanukovych arrived in Moscow in the early hours of Tuesday, staying at the luxury Ukraina hotel.

On Wednesday, Mr Yanukovych, a staunch Kremlin ally, went to a health resort in Barvikha near Moscow, the RBK report said.

The channel cited an unnamed "major Russian businessman" as its source and said the information had been confirmed by a "high-ranking Russian official."

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