Yanukovych, fugitive ex-president wanted for mass murder, remains missing

Viktor Yanukovych remained missing on Feburary 25, four years to the day after he was inaugurated as Ukraine’s fourth president and one day after Ukraine’s current authorities issued an arrest warrant charging him with “mass killings of civilians.”

Interior Minister Arsen Avakov, the nation’s top cop, said that arrest warrants have been issued for Yanukovych and other former government officials.” He did not name the other former officials wanted by police.

Others who have gone into hiding, however, including former Interior Minister Vitaliy Zakharchenko, former Prosecutor General Viktor Pshonka and former presidential chief of staff Andriy Klyuyev, who is believed to have fled with Yanukovych and a small entourage of security guards and possibly the ex-president’s girlfriend, Lyubov Polezhay.

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