Russia denies Ukraine’s appeal for Yanukovych extradition - PGO

21:40, 18 May 2016
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Russia has refused to extradite the ousted Ukrainian ex-President Viktor Yanukovych, that’s according to the head of a special investigations department of the Prosecutor General’s Office of Ukraine, Serhiy Horbatyuk.

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"Today we received a reply [from the Russian side] on the refusal to extradite Yanukovych, and so we will raise the question of how to interrogate him in the territory of the Russian Federation. But I stress this is only possible in a legitimate way given the participation of law enforcement agencies of the state," he said.

According to Horbatyuk, the ex-president has been issued a suspicion in seven criminal proceedings.

Read alsoYanukovych cannot be extradited as Interpol deletes red notice – lawyersAs UNIAN reported earlier, in the PGO said that the ex-president of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych was wanted by Interpol in the criminal case concerning the misappropriation of funds during the construction of special communication lines of Ukrtelecom.

Earlier today, a lawyer Yanukovich Vitaliy Serdyuk said that his client had not received Russian citizenship and resides on the territory of Russia on the grounds provided by the legislation of that country.

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