Ousted former Ukraine president Viktor Yanukovych has been named on Interpol’s “most wanted list” almost a year after he fled the country following outbursts of violence in Kiev.

Interpol has issued a red notice for Yanukovych, who faces extradition to Ukraine if he is caught.

It website lists the charges against him as: “Misappropriation, embezzlement or conversion of property by malversation, if committed in respect of an especially gross amount, or by an organized group.”


The 64-year-old was swept from power in February 2014 after protests against his abandonment of a deal with the European Union turned violent.

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