Yanukovich is on the run after being toppled by bloody street
protests in which police snipers killed demonstrators.
An advisory from the Treasury's Financial Crimes Enforcement Network
(FinCEN) said that U.S. financial institutions "should be aware of
the possible impact that public reports of high-level corruption by
senior members of the Yanukovich administration and other illicit
activity by members of the administration may have on patterns of
FinCEN said it was reminding banks they were required to apply
"enhanced scrutiny" to accounts held by Yanukovich or his circle
"and to monitor transactions that could potentially represent
misappropriated or diverted state assets".
Ukraine's parliament voted on Tuesday to send Yanukovich to the
International Criminal Court over police violence against protesters
which it said had led to the deaths of more than 100 citizens of
Ukraine and other states.
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The country's new leaders have appealed for urgent international
aid, saying it needed $35 billion over the next two years. Acting
President Oleksander Turchinov warned that Ukraine was close to
default and "heading into the abyss".
(Writing by Alex Richardson; Editing by Kim Coghill)
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