Russia does not respond on request on DNR militant transfer to Ukraine

Source : 112 Ukraine

General Prosecutor's Office of Ukraine intends to appeal to ECHR
19:39, 31 July 2017


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The General Prosecutor's Office of Ukraine did not receive the official response from Russia on the transfer of the former leader of Donetsk People's Republic (DPR) militants' Kerch battalion Vadim Pogodin to the Ukrainian law enforcements. He is accused of the murder of 16-years old citizen of Kramatorsk Stepan Chubenko. The Deputy of the General Prosecutor Evgen Enin reported at Facebook.

Also, he noted that the Ukrainian law enforcements will insist on the persecution of Pogodin.

'The Ukrainian law enforcements will continue to do everything to persecute Pogodin even if Russian response for the appeal of the Ukrainian side is to release the murder', Enin added.

According to him, the General Prosecutor's Office and the National Police are going to appeal to the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR).

'The mother of the killed Stepan Chubenko expressed the readiness to delegate the right of appeal to the ECHR to the Ukrainian Government to protect her rights. We plan to prepare the proper appeal to the ECHR in accordance with the violations of the right for life by Russia. The murders and people who hide them should face the trial', Enin cocluded.

Russian police detained the militant of the DPR group Vadim Pogodin on the request of the Ukrainian law enforcements on July 4, 2017. He is suspect of murder of 16-years old citizen of Kramatorsk Stepan Chubenko. The General Prosecutor's Office appealed to Russia with the request to extradite Pogodin. However, the Russian forces released the militant in Crimea.

Stepan Chubenko and his friends took part in the rallies in Kramatorsk in support of the integrity of Ukraine in 2014. They helped the Ukrainian military and the local citizens during the shellings performed by the Russia-backed militants. Chubenko was detained by the militants of Kerch battalion for the yellow-blue ribbon in 2014. He was transferred to Gorbachevo-Mykhailivka and after the tortures he was shot.


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