Russian Interpol workers detained Ukrainian kickboxer Vadym Olenchyk wanted for a murder committed in Kyiv and carjacking, as Ukrayinska Pravda reported citing speaker of Ukraine’s National Police Yaroslav Trakalo.
“We have got the information from Russia on the detention of Olenchyk. Besides, the Russians filed the request, whether the detainee is on the wanted list. The information was passed to the initiator of the wanting, Solomensky Department of the Police in Kyiv,” he reported.
Earlier Interfax-Ukraine reported citing a source at the Russian law enforcement bodies that Olenchyk was detained in Kurortny district of St. Petersburg.
Olenchyk will be detained for 40 days and transferred to the remand center.
The Ukrainian side has begun the preparation of the documents for extradition.
Vadym Olenchyk is wanted since November 2017 for murder and carjacking.
Earlier Ukraine asked the U.S. to extradite MMA (mixed martial arts) fighter Andry Inosov suspected in the murder of journalist Vasyl Serhienko in Cherkasy region.
It is established that the sportsman suspected in the murder is hiding in the territory of the United States. In February 2018, he was arrested by FBI. The request was filed to the American authorities on the provision of the international legal support and extradition of the Ukrainian for the prosecution.