Yanukovych Extradition: Ukraine Officially Asks Russia To Extradite Ukrainian President

02/28/2014 02:19 pm ET | Updated Feb 28, 2014

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.

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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