Friday, March 14, 2014

Four Criminal Cases Launched Against Ukraine’s Fugitive Leader

Ukrainian prosecutors have opened more criminal against fugitive President Viktor Yanukovych, including on charges of unconstitutional seizure of power, extremism and money laundering. Acting prosecutor general and member of the nationalist Svoboda party, Oleh Makhnitsky, told reporters on Thursday that Yanukovych is wanted on power abuse and murder charges. Last month, Ukraine requested Interpol to issue Red Notice, or an international wanted persons alert, for Yanukovych as part of that criminal case. “Another criminal case concerns illegal acquisition of state property in especially large quantities… and money laundering,” Makhnitsky said.

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