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 Mother of killed activist, 16-year-old Stepan Chubenko asks PGO to assist in extradition of Pogodin to Ukraine

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Stalina Chubenko, mother of 16-year-old schoolboy Stepan Chubenko, who was executed by Kerch gang fighters of Vadim Pogodin, has asked Ukrainian authorities and public to help her.

She wrote on Facebook, Censor.NET reports.

Chubenko wrote that in 10 days the term of administrative arrest of Vadim Pogodin, who organized the murder of her son in 2014, will be over. Kramatorsk prosecutor's office has a package of documents ready for a request of extradition of Pogodin to Ukraine, but the procedure requires that PGO makes an official instruction first.

PGO has not yet asked the Crimean authorities for extradition of Pogodin neither, Chubenko wrote. She added that the man will be released in 10 days.

"I demand that the Prosecutor General's Office immediately sends an instruction to Kramatorsk, and then the materials to Crimea, so that Pogodin is extradited to Ukraine.

"If the required activities are not done within 24 hours, I will be forced to address Ukrainian and foreign media, and start a protest at the PGO building," Chubenko wrote and attached two documents.

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Pogodin is charged with a number of grave crimes, including tortures of Ukrainian prisoners and the murder of 16-year-old Stepan Chubenko from Kramatorsk. Chubenko was killed in summer 2014 near Donetsk. Pogodin was the one who gave the order to kill him, and was among those who shot the boy. After committing the crimes in the Donbas, Pogodin fled to Crimea, where he was detained as requested by Interpol.

 
 
 
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