The office of Ukraine's Prosecutor General Oleh Makhnitsky announced on its official website it has formally asked Russia to extradite President Viktor Yanukovych, Reuters World reports.
Ukraine files request for extradition from Russia of ousted President Viktor Yanukovich: Ukrainian prosecutor general
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According a translation of the website, Makhintsky made the announcement during an interview with broadcaster 1+1. Yanukovych appeared on Russian television earlier Friday, his first public appearance since fleeing Moscow nearly a week prior.
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