Swiss prosecutors launch money-laundering probe against Ukraine's Yanukovych, son

Swiss authorities have launched a criminal investigation against Ukraine's fugitive president Viktor Yanukovych and his son Aleksander.

Geneva prosecutors said in a statement Friday that the focus of the probe is "aggravated money laundering."

Prosecutors say police and Geneva's chief prosecutor Yves Bertossa conducted a search and seized documents Thursday at the premises of a company owned by Aleksander Yanukovych.

The authorities provided no further details.