Russia’s Prosecution refuses to arrest and extradite ex-President Yanukovych back to Ukraine
The decision is based on European Extradition Convention
Prosecutor General’s Office of the Russian Federation refuses to arrest and extradite ex-President Viktor Yanukovych back to Ukraine, ‘Interfax’ informs, quoting an official representative of Russia’s main watchdog Oleksandr Kurennyi.
According to Kurennyi, back in February 2015, Ukraine’s Prosecutor General’s Office ‘in connection to a pre-court investigation has filed a petition regarding temporary arrest and extradition of V. Yanukovych’.
‘After consideration, the application hasn’t been executed, based on European Extradition Convention from December 13, 1957. Ukraine has been informed about the decision’, - Kurennyi said.
Ukraine’s former President Viktor Yanukovych fled Kyiv in February 2014 amid protests in Maidan Nezalezhnosti. Activists of the Revolution of Dignity in Ukraine’s capital demanded his resignation.
Yanukovych fled to Russia, where he has been residing so far. Meanwhile, several criminal proceedings against him have been initiated in Ukraine.
Russia not to allow ICRC mission to Ukraine’s prisoners in Donbas 26 October, 19:34
Poroshenko receives credentials from Iraq and Azerbaijan Ambassadors 26 October, 20:56
Ukraine in Minsk offers to liquidate Donetsk and Luhansk republics 26 October, 21:49
- FINANCE15:17IMF mission to arrive to Ukraine in November
- SOCIETY14:30Sushchenko needs to be exchanged, - lawyer
- SOCIETY13:30Moscow court rejects appeal on Sushchenko’s arrest
- SOCIETY12:43112 Ukraine becomes best news TV channel 2016
- SOCIETY11:21Savchenko in Moscow walks on Red Square and visits Ukraine’s Embassy
- POLITICS10:32NATO describes rotation of forces in Eastern Europe
- UKRAINE CRISIS 09:44Militants increase fire activity: 72 attacks reported, - ATO HQ
- UKRAINE CRISIS 09:05Russia sends its 57th humanitarian convoy to Donbas
- SOCIETY08:14Russia provides Netherlands with MH17 materials
- UKRAINE CRISIS 23:59Donbas conflict: 28 attacks reported, - ATO HQ
SOCIETY 10:30, 18 July Matriculation campaign 2015: new challenges for Ukraine
19:02, 26 October Anti-Putin protests in Tel-Aviv
18:44, 26 October Russia's Supreme Court hearing in Klykh-Karpyuk case