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Arrest Warrant Issued for Ukraine’s President Yanukovych

(AP Photo/ Marko Drobnjakovic)

(AP Photo/ Marko Drobnjakovic)

SIMFEROPOL, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine’s acting interior minister says that a warrant is out for the arrest of President Viktor Yanukovych, last seen in the pro-Russian Black Sea peninsula of Crimea.

In a statement on his official Facebook page Monday, Arsen Avakhov says Yanukovych arrived in Crimea on Sunday and relinquished his official security detail then drove off to an unknown location.

He says a warrant is out for Yanukovych and several other officials, suspected in mass killings of civilians.

Calls are mounting in Ukraine to put Yanukovych on trial, after a tumultuous presidency in which he amassed powers, enriched his allies and cracked down on protesters.