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    Viktor Yanukovych is wanted in Ukraine for misappropriation, embezzlement or conversion of property, according to Interpol.

    MOSCOW, January 12 (Sputnik) – Former Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych has been added to the Interpol wanted list.

    Yanukovych is wanted in Ukraine for wasteful financial management and abuse of office.

    According to the Interpol website, Yanukovych is charged with “Misappropriation, embezzlement or conversion of property by malversation, if committed in respect of an especially gross amount, or by an organized group.”

    After Viktor Yanukovych was ousted from power in February 2014, the Ukrainian government scheduled an early presidential election. In May, the Ukrainian parliament issued a warrant for his arrest, accusing him of corruption and cronyism.

    Following the February coup, Yanukovych fled Ukraine. Last March, the ex-Ukrainian leader held a press conference in Southern Russia. His current whereabouts are unknown.

    Interpol is a non-governmental organization with 190 member countries, with a mandate to facilitate cooperation between international police forces.


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