Yanukovych and his entourage are on the wanted list — Acting Interior Minister

Yanukovych and his entourage are on the wanted list — Acting Interior Minister

Viktor Yanukovych and his entourage are on the wanted list, said Acting Interior Minister Arsen Avakov on his Facebook page.

“Reporting to the Ukrainian people. Yanukovych has disappeared,” writes Avakov. “All night together with the head of the Ukraine’s Security Service Valentin Nalivaichenko we were engaged in settlement of the situation in Sevastopol and the search for… the former head of state.”

Next Avakov unrolls the chronology of events. On February 21, Yanukovych together with Klyuev flew from Kiev to Kharkov, intending to take part in the Congress of Party of Regions deputies. On February 22, Yanukovych, having spent the night in a state residence in Kharkov, refused to participate in the Congress, recorded a video message and flew to Donetsk Airport. In Donetsk, along with bodyguards, moved onto two private planes. Border Service prevented their departure. Yanukovych left for the state residence in Donetsk, where he spent a few hours.

Late in the evening on February 22, Yanukovych motorcade went to the Crimea, without traffic police escort. On February 23, Yanukovych stayed in one of the private health resorts in Crimea.

“Having learned the parliament decisions on appointing Turchinov A.V. as the acting Ukrainian President and on departure to Crimea the newly appointed heads of the Interior Ministry and Ukraine’s Security Service, Yanukovych hastily left the nursing home for the Belbek Airport, where by this time arrived myself and Nalivaichenko,” writes Avakov. “At 23.50 Yanukovych, stopped at a private residence near Balaklava, without going to the airport. Gathered his security, asked, “Who will continue with him onwards,” and “who will remain here”. Some of the employees decided to “remain here”. Yanukovych said goodbye to them and gave the official refusal from state security protection (scan attached).”

Елизавета Будько


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