Prosecutors ask Russia to extradite “DNR” militants who killed Kramatorsk schoolboy

Source : 112 Ukraine

At the moment Pogodin is arrested in the occupied Crimea
12:49, 21 July 2017

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Prosecutor General's Office of Ukraine appealed to the Russian Federation to extradite the militant of the so-called “DNR”, Vadim Pogodin, who is suspected of murdering Stepan Chubenko, a schoolboy from Kramatorsk in 2014. This was written by Deputy Prosecutor General Yevheniy Yenin on Facebook.

Stalina Chubenko/ Facebook

"Today we appealed to the Prosecutor General of the Russian Federation with a request to transfer us one of the "DNR" leaders Vadim Pogodin, who brutally killed a minor Stepan Chubenko, in Donetsk in August 2017. Pogodin was detained and is now in the temporarily occupied territory of Crimea," he wrote .

This appeal to the Russian Federation "is not recognition of Crimea to be Russian," Yenin noted

"International conventions and courts practice of supranational jurisdiction shows that states have to carry out legal cooperation even if they are at war and occupy parts of the territories," he explained.

Mother of the murdered 16-year-old Stepan Chubenko called on the GPO to extradite the suspect in the murder of her son from the occupied Crimea.

Related: Nine Ukrainian soldiers killed in Donbas, - Defense Ministry

Stepan Chubenko was the goalkeeper of the Kramatorsk club. On June 23, 2014 on his way from Kyiv, he passed through Donetsk, where he was detained by the fighters of the "Kerch"battalion. According to one version, the schoolboy was detained for a yellow-and-blue ribbon on his backpack and shot for that. The document of the so-called prosecutor's office of the "DNR" says that the militants suspected Chubenko of being a member of the "Right Sector".

At the June end, the media reported that one of the commanders of the so-called “DNR”, Vadim Pogodin, was detained in the occupied Crimea. He was transferred to the Simferopol prison. In 2014, Pogodin was the commander of militants’ "battalion Kerch."

As it was reported earlier Ukraine’s Armed Forces say 4 soldiers were killed, 7 injured, 1 captured in 24 hour period. Uptick in fighting results in higher losses for both sides in Donbas War.

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