Contents tagged with Interpol

  • Russia officially looking for CIA agent Smolenkov

    The Russian government is officially looking for Oleg Smolenkov, a former Kremlin official who is believed to have been a CIA informant, RIA Novosti reports, citing information from the Russian Interior Ministry’s database.

    Previously the American media reported that the CIA had had an agent in the Kremlin administration who was exfiltrated from Russia and returned to the US in 2017. Two Reuters sources confirmed this information.

    The Russian newspaper Kommersant has speculated that the agent …

  • Russia asks Interpol for alleged CIA spy Smolenkov’s whereabouts in US

    The Russian Foreign Ministry has contacted Interpol in connection with former Russian presidential administration employee Oleg Smolenkov showing up in the US. Recently there have been reports in the media that the former Russian diplomat was actually a CIA agent who was exfiltrated to the US for his own safety. In Russia, he was considered missing.

    “A Russian citizen disappeared in a foreign country along with his family. On this matter, as far as we know, a criminal case was immediately …

  • Interpol looking for group of Russians who have stolen roughly 100 yachts

    A member of a criminal group that has stolen nearly 100 yachts in the last two years has been arrested in Moscow. The most recently stolen ship was a $2 million Ghost 3 yacht. The thieves fled from the Turkish port in Marmaris.

    A Jeanneau 64 Ghost 3 yacht was hired from the Marmaris yacht club on July 13 by two Russians, who disconnected the sailboat’s tracking device and, disappearing off the radar, headed in an unknown direction.

    On July 19, when the rental period ended, the company …

  • Interpol removes former Ukrainian President Yanukovych from the wanted list

    Interpol again removed the former President Viktor Yanukovych from the international wanted list, reports Ukrainski Novyny news agency with reference to the Ukrainian Prosecutor General's Office. 

    "We request an arrest warrant, but they refuse. They consider it to be political persecution," said the press secretary of the Prosecutor General, Larisa Sargan. 

    According to her, after the sentence, the Prosecutor General’s Office will again turn to Interpol to resume the international search for …

  • Interpol recommends that member countries ignore Russia's requests

    The Central Bureau of Interpol has sent a warning to all member countries of the international police union that Russia has no right to unilaterally use the organization's channels to pursue its own goals, and has also advised them to ignore requests by the Russian authorities, Voice of America reports.

    Interpol also said that it has blocked Moscow's request for the arrest of British businessman and founder of the Hermitage Capital Management fund, Bill Browder. As the financier himself told …

  • Journalist arrested in Kyiv at Kazakhstan’s request

    Kazakh journalist Zhanara Akhmet has been arrested in Kyiv, her lawyer Vladislav Hryshchenko told Hromadske.

    According to her lawyer, the journalist and public figure was arrested because she was placed on the Interpol wanted list by the Kazakh government.

    Zhanara Akhmet and her 9 year-old son have been living in Kyiv for at least a year, and are applying for political asylum.

    “On October 21, the lights were turned off for about 18 hours in Zhanara Akhmet’s apartment. When she went out to …

  • Germany asks Ukraine not to extradite detained Kurd to Turkey

    At Turkey’s request, Cologne resident Kemal K., who has both German and Turkish citizenship, was arrested in Ukraine on an Interpol arrest warrant.

    As reported by Deutsche Welle, it came out on October 17 that Kemal had been arrested already at the middle of this year at a request made by Turkey through Interpol. He is free to move about, but he cannot leave Ukrainian territory until a decision is made regarding his extradition to the Turkish authorities.

    Residing in Germany since 2017, Kemal …

  • Ukraine connects all international checkpoints to Interpol base

    Ukraine connected all of its international checkpoints to the Interpol system. This was reported by Deputy Interior Minister Vadim Troyan during a briefing at the Boryspil airport on Thursday.

    "Ukraine connected to the Interpol database in August 2015. For a year and a half we managed to connect all the international checkpoints to the system. During that time the State Border Guard Service checked almost 3,500 operations. The most common crimes are fraud, participation in terrorist groups and …

  • Interpol rejects Russia's request to put Chief of Ukraine’s General Staff on wanted list

    Interpol has refused to place Viktor Muzhenko, the Chief of Ukraine’s General Staff, on the international wanted list at Russia’s request, as was stated during a press conference by the head of the Ukrainian Interpol Bureau, Vasyl Nevolya.

    According to him, the same decision was made regarding Russia’s request to search for the ex-governor of the Dnipropetrovsk region, Ihor Kolomoyskyi, and the Minister of Internal Affairs, Arsen Avakov. "The answer was the same... it is contrary to Interpol’s …