Yanukovych heads list of those wanted for crimes

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March 7, 2014, 12:37 a.m. | Ukraine — by Mark Rachkevych

Wanted for their involvement in mass murder are (pictured, top row, from left) ex-presidential chief of staff Andriy Klyuyev, ex-commander of interior Ministry forces Stanislav Shuliak, ex-Justice Minister Olena Lukash and ex-chief of the disbanded riot police unit Serhiy Kosiuk. (Pictured, middle row, from left, ex-Interior Minister Vitaliy Zakharchenko, ex-President Viktor Yanukovych and ex-Security Service of Ukraine head Oleksandr Yakymenko. (Pictured, bottom row, from left), ex-deputy presidential chief of staff Andriy Portnov, ex-Prosecutor General Viktor Pshonka, ex-chief of Security Services of Ukraine Alpha group Oleh Prysiazhny and ex-Deputy Interior Minister Viktor Ratushniak.
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Mark Rachkevych

Mark has been a reporter for the Kyiv Post since 2006, but joined full-time in 2009. A native Chicagoan, Mark currently is editor-at-large and still contributes stories on an ongoing basis. He has written bylines with the Financial Times, Bloomberg News, Associated Press, Irish Times, and Ukraine Business Insight, among other publications. He is a former U.S. Peace Corps volunteer, a graduate of St. Norbert College in Wisconsin, and fluent in the Ukrainian and Russian languages.

Since Feb. 28, the European Union, Austria, Switzerland and Lichtenstein have frozen the assets of 33 former senior government officials, including fugitive ex-President Viktor Yanukovych, and his two sons, Oleksandr Yanukovych and Viktor Yanukovych Jr.

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