Ukrainian kickboxer Vadym Olenchyk wanted in Ukraine over involvement in a criminal case will be extradited from Russia to Ukraine.

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"We have received information about Olenchyk's detention from Russia via Interpol channels. Russians also sent a request to check whether the detainee was wanted [in Ukraine]. The information has been forwarded to the initiator of the search – Kyiv's Solomyansky police department," speaker for the National Police of Ukraine Yaroslav Trakalo said, according to the Ukrayinska Pravda news outlet.

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"We are preparing documents for the extradition," he added.

As UNIAN reported, a kickboxing world champion, a citizen of Ukraine, Vadym Olenchyk, was detained in St. Petersburg, Russia. He is suspected of killing a friend and hijacking a car.