"The court has granted the request and allowed for extradition of Firtash to the U.S.," Shcherbyna wrote.
TIME's journalist Simon Shuster also reported on Twitter about the Vienna court's decision:
Later, Shuster added that Austria is obliged to extradite Firtash regardless of his guilt or locations of alleged crimes.
BREAKING: Vienna court grants US extradition request, ruling against Dmitry #Firtash. Judge now explaining decision- Simon Shuster (@shustry) 21 лютого 2017 р.
Vienna judge says Austria obligated under agreements with US to extradite #Firtash regardless of his guilt or location of alleged crimes- Simon Shuster (@shustry) 21 лютого 2017 р.
Earlier, the prosecutor's office of Spain put fugitive Ukrainian oligarch Dmytro Firtash along with his two alleged accomplices on the international wanted list on charges of laundering large sums of money.
Five other accomplices directly engaged in laundering the capitals of the oligarch, including famous Spanish lawyer Antonio de Fortuny, were arrested in Barcelona and in the resort town of Marbella.