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Russia will not extradite 'legitimate president' Yanukovich to Ukraine

Published on Apr 11, 2014 4:43 PM
 
Ousted Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich takes part in a news conference in the southern Russian city of Rostov-on-Don on February 28, 2014. Moscow will not extradite Viktor Yanukovich to Ukraine, Russia's chief prosecutor said on Friday, April 11, 2014, calling the ousted leader Ukraine's "fully fledged, legitimate president", Interfax news agency reported. -- FILE PHOTO: REUTERS

MOSCOW (REUTERS) - Moscow will not extradite Viktor Yanukovich to Ukraine, Russia's chief prosecutor said on Friday, calling the ousted leader Ukraine's "fully fledged, legitimate president", Interfax news agency reported.

Ukraine's new authorities started the process of seeking Mr Yanukovich's extradition in late February, shortly after he fled Kiev and went to Russia following three months of protests over his turn away from Europe and towards Russia.

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