Ukraine`s Parliament wants Viktor Yanukovych to be tried in ICC for `crime against humanity`
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Last Updated: Tuesday, February 25, 2014, 20:04
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Kiev: The Ukrainian Parliament on Tuesday reportedly voted in favour of trial of ousted President Viktor Yanukovych by International Crime Court (ICC) for 'crime against humanity.'

The resolution was passed after the Parliament members agreed that crimes were committed during the last three months of protest against the government in which several people were killed, as per news report.

Yanukovych is currently on the run and his whereabouts are not known. However, reports on Sunday claimed that he was seen in Crimean Peninsula – a pro-Russian autonomous region.

Ukrainian Interior Minister Arsen Avakov, wrote on his Facebook page, that a probe has been begun against Yanukovych for the "mass murder", referring to the death of 82 people last week in the clashes around the Independence Square.

The interim head of the state, Oleksandr Turchynov in a televised address on Sunday said that Ukraine's top priority would be to get back to the path of European integration and stabilise its economy.

Meanwhile, Russia has accused the former Soviet Bloc of planning forced “armed mutiny” over the ouster of the former Ukrainian leader.

While Russian PM Dmitry Medvedev said that the new power wielding leaders of Ukraine will not be recognised by Russia as they were not legitimate, the European Union and the Western nations like the US, UK have welcomed the changes in Ukraine.

First Published: Tuesday, February 25, 2014, 19:22

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