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A new criminal case has been opened against former Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych.

Ukrainian Prosecutor General Vitaliy Yarema said this at a press conference on Tuesday, Ukrinform reports.

"As for new criminal proceedings, in the period from October 2010 to July 2013, Ukrainian President Yanukovych, by prior agreement with a group of people, including Prime Minister Azarov, Finance Minister Kolobov, First Deputy Finance Minister Miarkovsky, Head of the State Service for Special Communications and Information Protection Reznikov, abusing office, acting contrary to state interests, for mercenary motives, organized at the expense of the state budget the financing of work on the construction of a telecommunications network of special connection," Yarema said.

He said that some of these persons had been declared suspects in committing this crime. In particular, they include Yanukovych, Azarov, Kolobov and Miarkovsky.