Ukraine issues arrest warrant for Yanukovych over 'mass murder'

Ukraine's ousted president Viktor Yanukovych

KIEV - Ukraine issued an arrest warrant for ousted president Viktor Yanukovych on Monday as the country's new rulers launched a probe over the "mass murder" of protesters in a week of carnage in Kiev.

"A criminal case has been launched over the mass murder of peaceful civilians. Yanukovych and a number of other officials have been put on a wanted list," acting interior minister Arsen Avakov said in a statement posted on his Facebook account.