: :inin Kyiv (EET)

Austrian court turns down prosecutor`s request to arrest Firtash – media

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.

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.

The 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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