Ukraine: Yanukovych reportedly seen in Crimea

Ukraine: Yanukovych reportedly seen in Crimea

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A "Wanted" poster showing a portrait of ousted President Viktor Yanukovych is stuck on a car window in central Kiev on February 24, 2014. Ukraine issued an arrest warrant for ousted president Viktor Yanukovych on February 24 as the country's new rulers launched a probe over the "mass murder" of protesters in a week of carnage in Kiev. Ukraine said it will need $35 billion in urgent foreign assistance and asked Western donors to convene an international conference within two weeks that could agree a financial rescue plan. AFP PHOTO/ LOUISA GOULIAMAKI (Photo credit should read LOUISA GOULIAMAKI/AFP/Getty Images)

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by ASSOCIATED PRESS

WHAS11.com

Posted on February 24, 2014 at 12:20 PM

   SIMFEROPOL, Ukraine (AP) -- Ukrainian law enforcement agencies say they have no information about the whereabouts of Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych, who reportedly was seen in Sevastopol, a port on Ukraine's Crimean Peninsula that is the home of Russia's Black Sea Fleet.
 
   After signing an agreement with the opposition to end a conflict that turned deadly, Yanukovych fled the capital for eastern Ukraine. He tried to fly out of the country Saturday but was stopped by Ukraine's border service.
 
   Opposition lawmaker Volodym Kurennoy said on his Facebook page that he had unconfirmed information that the president had been arrested in Crimea.
 
   Ukrainain news portal Liga.net reports that Sevastopol residents saw Yanukovych in the company of Russian marines.
 
   Spokesmen for the Interior Ministry and Security Service in Crimea said Monday they had no such information.

 

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