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Ukraine's ousted president, officials accused of wilful murder

English.news.cn   2014-02-26 23:08:35

KIEV, Feb. 26 (Xinhua) -- Ukraine's ousted president Viktor Yanukovych and several of his allies were being investigated on suspicion of wilful murder, the General Prosecutor's Office said Wednesday.

The others included former head of the presidential administration Andriy Klyuyev, ex-prosecutor general Viktor Pshonka, former interior minister Vitaly Zakharchenko and several other high-ranked officials, the General Prosecutor's Office media service said.

The classification of crime was not final, the press service said in a statement on its website.

In Ukraine, those convicted of wilful murder could face detention for up to 15 years or a life sentence.

On Monday, Yanukovych was put on the wanted list over his involvement in an alleged massacre of protesters during anti-government rallies, which turned violent on Feb.18 and left more than 80 people dead.

Editor: Mu Xuequan
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