KIEV, Feb. 26 (Xinhua) -- Ousted Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych has been put on the international wanted list, acting Prosecutor General Oleh Makhnytsky said Wednesday.
"Yanukovych is declared internationally wanted, we set a special group to enter this case," Makhnytsky told a media briefing.
The international search has also been launched to find the former Interior Minister Vitaly Zakharchenko, Makhnytsky told reporters.
The country's First Deputy Prosecutor General Mykola Golomsha, who also attended the briefing, said Yanukovych and Zakharchenko may still reside in Ukraine.
Earlier in the day, the General Prosecutor's Office said Yanukovych, Zakharchenko and their close allies were being investigated on suspicion of wilful murder during the anti- government rallies, which left more than 80 people dead.
In Ukraine, those convicted of wilful murder could face detention for up to 15 years or a life sentence.
On Saturday, Ukrainian parliament passed a resolution to dismiss Yanukovych from his post and set an early election for May 25.
The whereabouts of Yanukovych are still unknown after he reportedly left the capital city late Friday to take part in a regional meeting in Kharkov city in east Ukraine.
According to local media reports, the ousted president may be residing in the Crimean peninsula in southern Ukraine or has left the country.
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. Full story
BRUSSELS, Feb. 26 (Xinhua) -- The NATO will continue to support Ukrainian sovereignty, independence and territorial integrity, as key factors of stability and security in Central and Eastern Europe and on the continent as a whole, said a statement Wednesday by NATO defense ministers on Ukraine.
Through the NATO-Ukraine Commission partnership framework, the NATO said it stands ready to continue to engage with Ukraine and assist with the implementation of reforms with defense reform and military cooperation the key priorities. Full story