Prosecutor General Yurii Lutsenko said on Facebook, Censor.NET reports.
"Yesterday, I personally spoke with the Georgian soldiers enlisted in Ukraine's armed forces, with Prosecutor General of Georgia I. Shotadze and representative of the Georgian opposition G. Targamadze. Their request as well as analysis of the provisions of international conventions allow not only releasing Gia Tsertsvadze from arrest for the time of the check but also refusing Russia the extradition of the man who defended Ukraine and Georgia from Russian aggression," Lutsenko said.
Georgian Tsertsvadze was arrested on Jan. 15, 2017 in Kyiv's Zhuliany Airport. Russia put him on the international wanted list on charges of murder and attempted murder committed in 2003 in Sochi.
The Solomianskyi district court of Kyiv remanded Tsertsvadze in a 40-day custody. The defense appealed the decision in Kyiv's Appeals Court.
Ukraine has repeatedly addressed the necessity to introduce a simplified procedure of granting citizenship or the right of residence to foreigners who took part in the defense of the country's territorial integrity. According to Kharkiv human rights activist Borys Zakharov, 11 Russian volunteers who fought on the side of Ukraine in the Donbas as part of volunteer battalions are now in custody pending extradition to Russia.
The soldiers of the Georgian Legion signed military contracts and joined the 25th Separate Mechanized Infantry Battalion "Kyiv Rus" in May 2016.
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