Contents tagged with extradition

  • Russian parliament urges Foreign Ministry to react firmly to extradition of Russians to US

    Mikhail Degtyaryov, head of the State Duma committee on physical culture, sport, tourism and youth affairs, has officially requested information from the Russian Foreign Ministry on the measures taken to ensure the security of Russian nationals abroad, reported RBC news agency with reference to the parliamentary press service.

    Degtyaryov believes that “recently cases of the extraterritorial application of US laws have become more frequent”. “Among the recent examples is the Spanish police’s …

  • Georgia awaits Kyiv's decision on extradition of Saakashvili

    Interfax-Ukraine reported on Saturday, January 20 that the Georgian Prosecutor's Office has sent all necessary materials for the extradition of former Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili to its Ukrainian counterpart, and now awaits a final response from Kyiv. This was announced by Natia Songulashvili, a Prosecutor with the General Prosecutor's Office and a member of the Prosecutor's Council of Georgia.

    "The Prosecution has enough evidence, which, we believe, should be the basis for a …

  • Ministry of Justice of Ukraine: There are no grounds to extradite Saakashvili

    Mikheil Saakashvili, the former head of the Odessa Regional State Administration, will not be extradited from Ukraine until the criminal proceedings against him are completed in Georgia, stated the Deputy Minister of Justice Denis Chernyshov in a comment on 112 Ukraine TV channel.

    According to Chernyshov, there are no grounds for Saakashvili's extradition at the moment, as the he has not been convicted in Georgia.

    “Nothing happened in Ukraine, except for Saakashvili's crossing the border. …

  • Ukrainian Justice Ministry: The Prosecutor General’s Office begins extradition check for Saakashvili

    The Prosecutor General’s Office (PGO) of Ukraine is examining Georgia’s request for the extradition of former Georgian president and governor of Odessa Mikheil Saakashvili, announced Ukrainian Justice Minister Pavlo Petrenko.

    “After receiving this [extradition] request [from Georgia], all the materials were sent to the bodies of the PGO in order to carry out an extradition check. This is a preliminary stage. If it is completed with a positive conclusion, it will be possible to adopt further …

  • Ukraine refuses to extradite former Azov fighter Georgy Tsertsvadze to Russia

    The Prosecutor General’s Office of Ukraine refused to fulfill Russia’s request to extradite former Georgian special forces agent and Azov Regiment fighter Georgy Tsertsvazde, who was earlier detained in Kyiv at Interpol’s request, as announced by his attorney Kseniya Prokonova, Interfax-Ukraine reported.

    “Literally this week we received the decision to refuse to extradite. That is, the Prosecutor’s General Office is not handing Georgy over to Russia… We have set a precedent and have not handed …

  • Georgia believes Kyiv intends to extradite Saakashvili

    The Minister of Justice of Georgia, Teja Tsulukiani, appearing on Imedi, stated that the former President, Mikheil Saakashvili, is politically uninteresting to anyone in his homeland and the issue of his extradition is a legal and investigative-prosecutorial process, Interfax reports.

    At the same time, she expressed the hope that Kyiv would begin the process of extraditing Saakashvili as soon as he returns to Ukraine.

    “This is a legal and investigative-prosecutorial process. We heard various …

  • Former U.S. Ambassador John Herbst: Extradition of Firtash would be good for Ukraine

    The extradition of billionaire Dmytro Firtash to the United States of America, if it really happens, would be a good sign for Ukraine, as stated by the former United States Ambassador to Ukraine, John Herbst, in his interview with the Voice of America. He recalled the negative role played by Dmytro Firtash in Ukrainian-Russian relations.

    "Firtash was a businessman and was associated with the corrupt deals between the Kremlin and the leaders in Ukraine – the corrupt gas deals,” John Herbst …