Monday, November 24, 2014


Ukraine

Yanukovych's Son Wanted By Kyiv On Fraud, Forgery Charges

Then-President Viktor Yanukovych (right) is pictured with his son Oleksandr in April 2010.
Then-President Viktor Yanukovych (right) is pictured with his son Oleksandr in April 2010.
The Ukrainian Security Service has added the eldest son of former President Viktor Yanukovych to a wanted list.

Ukraine's Interior Ministry announced on April 18 that an arrest warrant for Oleksandr Yanukovych has been issued on charges of forgery and fraud.

The minstry said that a court had approved the arrest warrant.

Oleksandr Yanukovych’s whereabouts has been unknown since February 23, around the same time his father fled to Russia as deadly antigovernment protests in Kyiv reached their highest point.

Viktor Yanukovych is also wanted by the current Kyiv government on charges of "mass murder" for allegedly ordering the shooting of protesters in downtown Kyiv in February.
 
Based on reporting by UNIAN and Interfax

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