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Ukraine’s Ousted President Wanted for Mass Murder

Ukraine’s Ousted President Wanted for Mass Murder

Following weeks of deadly protests in Kiev, the ousted president of Ukraine is now wanted on charges of mass murder. Viktor Yanukovych fled the country this weekend after agreeing to several demands of opposition leaders, who are seeking to implement pro-Western reforms. On Monday, Ukraine’s interior minister posted a message on Facebook, saying that an arrest warrant had been issued related to the deaths of at least 82 people during the demonstrations. Police and government officials were widely criticized for their violent crackdown, which included the use of snipers. According to the Facebook message, “An official case for the mass murder of peaceful citizens has been opened.” Yanukovych is believed to be hiding in the peninsula of Crimea …

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