Ukraine issues arrest warrant for Yanukovych for mass murder

SIMFEROPOL - 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, where he relinquished his official security detail and 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. (Associated Press)