Austrian court turns down prosecutor’s request to arrest Firtash - media

19:10, 23 February 2017
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The court in Vienna has refused to satisfy the motion of the Austrian prosecutors regarding the arrest of the Ukrainian businessman, Dmytro Firtash, on Spain’s extradition request, Ukrainska Pravda reported citing a source close to Mr Firtash. 

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As reported earlier, on February 17, Austria received Spain’s request for the extradition of Dmytro Firtash, according to Ukrainska Pravda.

On February 21, Firtash was arrested in the Vienna courthouse according to an EU arrest warrant upon Spain’s request in a money laundering case, following a ruling of the Vienna Higher Regional Court in favor of a possibility of his extradition to the United States.

Read alsoFirtash can evade prison term if he "sells out" Russian leaders – GerashchenkoThe final decision on the extradition will be taken by the Federal Minister of Justice.

At the same time, a source close to Firtash said that the Ukrainian businessman’s defense team has found a formula to appeal yesterday’s ruling. 

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