“As of this morning, a criminal case on mass killings of civilians has been opened. Yanukovych and several other officials have been placed on the wanted list,” he wrote on his page on Facebook on Monday, Feb.24.
Avakov said that Yanukovych and Andriy Kliuyev, the head of the presidential administration, left Balaklava, Crimea “in an unknown direction in three cars, turning off all communication devices.”
Avakov said Yanukovych and Kliuyev arrived in Kharkiv from Kyiv by helicopter on February 21, intending to attend the Party of Regions congress in Kharkiv. On February 22, Yanukovych took a helicopter to Donetsk airport.