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.