Interpol refused the aggressor state of Russia in the petition for international search with the purpose of arrest and extradition of ex-Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk on trumped-up charges of involvement in the First Chechen war supposedly on the side of the militants. About this in Facebook said interior Minister Arsen Avakov.
He noted that he previously sent to the headquarters of the International criminal police organization a letter that set out in the petition of the Moscow information “is not accurate”.
“Interpol as an adequate and solid international legal organization according to its Protocol took into consideration my appeal and refused the absurd request of the Russian Federation”, – said Avakov.
The Minister also called Moscow’s petition to the former Prime Minister’s arrest “absurd” and “an attempt to politically motivated prosecution”.
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In addition, the Minister recalled that the Russian investigation is mainly “proof of guilt” Yatsenyuk calls the alleged testimony of Ukrainians Mykola Karpiuk and Stanislaus Cliche illegally arrested and held in the territory of the aggressor state in 2014. Avakov expressed confidence that “penned by visionaries from the Investigative Committee newsworthy” remind the international community about the illegal arrest and torture of citizens of Ukraine in a Russian prison.
27 Mar 2017 court of the Russian city of Yessentuki took the decision “arrest in absentia” Yatsenyuk. Ex-Premier charged with alleged participation in an armed group, premeditated murder under aggravating circumstances, he also is charged with the responsibility for the preparation of a crime and for attempted crime.
On the basis of this judicial order of the Russian Federation sent a request to Interpol to declare Yatsenyuk in the international search.
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