KIEV, February 25 (RAPSI) - Kiev's Pechorsky District Court is reviewing a motion considering the launching of a criminal case and issuance of a warrant against ousted Ukrainian president Viktor Yanukovich, Vice Speaker of the Ukrainian Parliament Ruslan Koshulinsky said Tuesday.

The Ukrainian Parliament voted Saturday to impeach Yanukovich following months of anti-government protests that originally flared up in November.

Unrest in Kiev erupted this week anew as thousands of people marched on the parliament building, where a standoff was taking place over proposed constitutional reforms that the opposition said could provide a way out of the political crisis that is paralyzing the country. The violence that ensued resulted in numerous deaths and hundreds of injuries.

Fighting between radical anti-government protesters and police has claimed 82 lives since the violence escalated on February 18, according to the Ukrainian Health Ministry. Yanukovich, who fled the capital, had earlier called the move a coup and compared it to the rise of the Nazis in Germany in the 1930s.

Yanukovych’s whereabouts remain unknown. His aide Anna Herman told the Ukrinform agency that he was in Ukraine, but gave no further details.