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Ousted Ukrainian President Yanukovych Put On International Wanted List

KIEV — Viktor Yanukovych, the deposed Ukrainian president, has been put on the international wanted list, Ukraine's acting prosecutor general has said.

Yanukovych's current whereabouts are unknown after he fled from his luxurious estate outside the capital Kiev last week amid deadly clashes between police and anti-government protestors that claimed nearly 100 lives. Prosecutors issued an arrest warrant for him this week on charges of mass murder of protesters in Kiev.

"Viktor Yanukovych has been put on international wanted list. A separate investigative group is tasked with his search," Ukrainska Pravda quoted prosecutor-general Oleh Mahnitskiy as saying Wednesday.

Mahnitskiy's deputy, Mykola Holomsha, said Yanukovych and former Interior Minister Vitaly Zakharchenko have so far been unable to flee the country, amid intense media speculation about the ousted president's location.

"We have information suggesting that they are still in Ukraine," the Unian news agency quoted Holomsha as saying.

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