: :inin Kyiv (EET)

Russia denies Ukraine`s appeal for Yanukovych extradition – PGO

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.
”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.
As 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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