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 Russia seeks Yatseniuk's arrest and extradition on charges of mass murder

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Ukraine's Interior Ministry has obtained a copy of a letter by Russia's law enforcement agencies to the Interpol General Secretariat in Lyon with a request to declare Ukrainian politician Arsenii Yatseniuk wanted for the purpose of his arrest and further extradition to Russia.

Censor.NET reports citing the Interior Ministry press service.

The request does not mean Yatseniuk has been formally put on the international wanted list and is subject to examination for compliance with the Charter and the Rules of the organization.

Read more: Absurd allegations that have nothing to do with reality or common sense, - Ukraine's Foreign Ministry on Russian arrest warrant for Yatseniuk

Russia suspects Yatseniuk of killing 30 and wounding 13 Russian servicemen with a Kalashnikov assault rifle during fighting in the city of Grozny, Chechnya, between Dec. 31, 1994 and Jan. 2, 1995, according to the statement.

On April 20, 2017, Ukraine's Interior Minister Arsen Avakov sent an official letter to Secretary General of Interpol Jürgen Stock. The minister outlined well-known, conclusive facts and arguments proving the obvious inconsistency of accusations against Yatseniuk. He offered reassurance Yatseniuk has never been to Chechnya, and lived, studied and worked in Ukraine in the period specified by Russian investigators.

According to Avakov, Russia's legal stance is based on evidence obtained under torture from Ukrainian citizens illegally sentenced in the Russian Federation. This assessment of Russia's actions is the official public position of the Ukrainian state, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine, and the Ministry of Justice of Ukraine.

Read more: Absurd allegations that have nothing to do with reality or common sense, - Ukraine's Foreign Ministry on Russian arrest warrant for Yatseniuk

The Justice Ministry has formally appealed to all democratic countries and the European Court of Human Rights with a demand to refrain from recognizing decisions taken by the Russian authorities and courts regarding A. Yatseniuk.

The Interior Ministry hopes that Interpol will follow its own rules, take into account the position of Ukraine, and prohibit the use of Interpol's possibilities and tools for Yatseniuk's further political persecution by the Russian side.Источник: https://en.censor.net.ua/n438192
 
 
 
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