- Sputnik International
Get the latest news from around the world, live coverage, off-beat stories, features and analysis.

Russia Refuses to Extradite Ex-President Yanukovych to Ukraine

© Sputnik / Segrey Pivovarov / Go to the mediabankFormer Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych
Former Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych - Sputnik International
Russia's Prosecutor General's Office said Monday it had rejected Kiev's request to extradite former Ukrainian president Viktor Yanukovych to Ukraine.

Ukrainian ex-president Viktor Yanukovych - Sputnik International
Ousted Ukrainian President Yanukovych Intends to Return to Country
MOSCOW (Sputnik) — In February 2014, violent clashes with law enforcement broke out in Kiev, spreading across the country and leading to a government coup. The protest forced Yanukovych, the Ukrainian president at the time, to flee the country.

"In line with Article 3 of the 1957 European Convention on Extradition, the request by the Ukrainian Prosecutor's Office to temporarily arrest Viktor Yanukovych has been rejected. The Ukrainian side has been informed of the decision," spokesman Alexander Kurennoy told reporters in Moscow.

Yanukovych said earlier that he plans to return to Ukraine and necessary legal preparations will be made soon.

To participate in the discussion
log in or register
Заголовок открываемого материала