SBU may extradite French citizen suspected of plotting attacks at EURO-2016

14:51, 22 June 2016
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Chairman of the SBU Security Service of Ukraine Vasyl Hrytsak does not rule out the possibility to consider the issue on the extradition to France of a French citizen, who has reportedly plotted terrorist attacks in France during the UEFA EURO-2016 in June 2016.


"He had committed a part of the crime in the territory of Ukraine. We will be probing that part. The French side will be present at the proceedings, which will be conducted in Ukraine. If there is a decision by the Prosecutor General's Office, the issue of his transfer may be considered in the future," Hrytsak said in an interview with

As UNIAN reported earlier, the Security Service of Ukraine prevented terrorist attacks at UEFA EURO-2016 in France, having arrested a French national at the Ukrainian-Polish border with a cache of explosives, grenade launchers and Kalashnikov rifles.

Later, in an exclusive interview with Euronews, head of Ukraine's state security service (SBU) Vasyl Hrytsak said the French national detained with a cache of weapons and explosives had talked of plans for 15 attacks on government buildings and Jewish and Muslim places of worship during the EURO-2016 football tournament.

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