Russia’s Prosecution refuses to arrest and extradite ex-President Yanukovych back to Ukraine

Source : 112 Ukraine

The decision is based on European Extradition Convention
19:09, 6 June 2016

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.

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