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Court warrants detention of Yanukovych

The address of former president is made public.

Court warrants detention of Yanukovych
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Kyiv's Pechersk District Court on December 14 authorized the detention of the former president, Viktor Yanukovych, Prosecutor-General Yuriy Lutsenko said on Facebook.

In a closed doors hearing, the court granted permission to detain Yanukovych for the purpose of his compulsory attendance of the review of a petition of his arrest.

Lutsenko posted a photocopy of the court ruling. The warrant will be valid until 14 June 2017. The document specified the address of Yanukovych's residence - Russia, Rostov-on-Don, 81 Eremenko St., bldg B.

The detention warrant was issued in the investigation of a case of high treason in connection with the request of Yanukovych to Russian President Putin to send troops into the territory of Ukraine.