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Kiev district court rules to arrest former president Yanukovych and former PM Azarov

January 20, 2015, 17:02 UTC+3 KIEV
According to Interpol, both are wanted at their country’s request for embezzlement in huge amounts as part of an organized group
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Viktor Yanukovych and Mykola Azarov

Viktor Yanukovych and Mykola Azarov

© ITAR-TASS/Vladimir Sindeyev

KIEV, January 20 /TASS/. A district court in Kiev has ruled to arrest the former Ukrainian president, Viktor Yanukovych, who was ousted in 2014, and Ukraine’s ex-prime minister, Mykola Azarov, the press service of Ukraine’s Prosecutor General’s Office said on Tuesday.

“On January 19, 2015, the Pechersky district court in Kiev ruled to take Ukraine’s former president, Viktor Yanukovych into custody at the request of Ukraine’s Prosecutor General’s Office,” the press service said in its statement.

On January 12, the International Criminal Police Organization, Interpol, issued a Red Notice for Yanukovych — an instrument to seek his detention and extradition to Ukraine with an aim of prosecution and punishment.

According to Interpol, the former Ukrainian president is wanted at his country’s request for embezzlement in huge amounts and misappropriation as part of an organized group.

The Pechersky district court has also ruled to arrest Ukraine’s former Prime Minister Mykola Azarov.

“On January 19, the Pechersky district court in Kiev ruled to take Ukraine’s former Prime Minister, Mykola Azarov, into custody at the request of Ukraine’s Prosecutor General’s Office,” the Prosecutor General’s Office said in its statement.

On January 12, Interpol also issued a Red Notice for Azarov who is wanted in Ukraine on suspicion of embezzlement in huge amounts while being a member of an organized group.

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