Interpol has withdrawn its "red notices" for former interior affairs minister Vitalii Zakharchenko and former deputy minister of interior affairs Viktor Ratushniak. Serhii Horbatiuk, the head of the department of special investigations at the Prosecutor-General's Office, announced this in an interview with the Focus journal, Ukrainian News Agency reports. "In addition, the international arrest warrants that were issued for former interior affairs minister Zakharchenko and his deputy Ratushniak on suspicion of embezzlement of funds were withdrawn literally one month ago," Horbatiuk said. According to him, Interpol is categorically refusing to issue a "red notice" for any of the people involved in the Euromaidan case, citing the fact that these crimes were committed during a change of government and that the case against them could therefore be considered political persecution. As Ukrainian News Agency reported, the Pecherskyi District Court of Kyiv recently authorized the launch of a special (in-absentia) investigation against Zakharchenko.