Russia refuses to extradite ex-President Yanukovych back to Ukraine

Source : 112 Ukraine

Ukraine’s former President is under suspicion in 7 criminal proceedings
16:52, 18 May 2016

The Russian Federation refused Ukraine in extradition of former President Viktor Yanukovych, Head of Special Investigations Department Sergei Gorbatyuk informed at a briefing aired by “112 Ukraine”.

“So far, the investigation on the territory of the Russian Federation has been impossible, because not a single response has been received to the enquires we had filed. As of today, we have been informed, that Russia refuses to extradite Yanukovych, thus, we will suggest interrogating him on the territory of the Russian Federation”, - Gorbatyuk explained.

According to the official, Viktor Yanukovych is under suspicion in 7 criminal proceedings.

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.

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