The Russian Federation officially refused to Ukraine in extradition of former President Viktor Yanukovych. This was at the briefing said the head of the Department of special investigations of the Prosecutor General of Ukraine Serhiy Gorbatyuk, reports UNN.
“Today, the answer came to refuse the extradition. Therefore, we will raise the question of whether to question him on the territory of the Russian Federation”, — he told.
Mr. Yan added that the Prosecutor will raise the issue of questioning Yanukovych on the territory of the Russian Federation. He explained that the interrogation of the ex-President of the country on the territory of Russia legally possible only with the participation of law enforcement agencies of this state. At the same time, he noted, the investigation on the Russian territory, until recently, was impossible, as no one on the request of the Prosecutor General of Ukraine, the response has been received.
The representative of the Prosecutor General also said that the Agency received from the lawyers of Yanukovych, his written explanation about the events on the Maidan in 2013-2014.
“This morning his [Yanukovych’s] lawyers gave explanations of the events of the Maidan and Yanukovych’s actions regarding the development of these events and the leadership of law enforcement authorities. Of course, these explanations says that the suspect is no relation to him supposedly has. But the materials of the investigation collected evidence to claim otherwise”, — quotes the words Gorbatyuk UNIAN.
In January 2015 it became known that the Prosecutor General’s office of Ukraine is preparing documents for the extradition of Yanukovych. This became possible after he was declared wanted by Interpol on charges of embezzlement of $27 million Later the Pechersk district court of Kyiv satisfied the petition of the Prosecutor General of Ukraine and issued a warrant for his arrest. In Ukraine opened more than 30 criminal proceedings against Yanukovych and his former colleagues, including the Prime Minister when his presidency Mykola Azarov.