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Ukraine requests international arrest warrant for Yanukovych: prosecutor

Published on Feb 27, 2014 12:48 AM

KIEV (AFP) - Ukraine's interim general prosecutor said Wednesday that Kiev has requested an international arrest warrant for ousted president Viktor Yanukovych, who is wanted within his own crisis-hit country over the "mass murder" of protesters.

Oleg Makhnytsky told reporters in Kiev that Mr Yanukovych, who vanished over the weekend following a week of deadly clashes in the capital, was "the subject of an international arrest warrant", although it was as yet unclear whether authorities had made a formal demand to Interpol.