Ukraine requests of law enforcement authorities of Panama to temporarily arrest the former head of the state Agency for attracting investments Vladislav Kaskiv. This was announced by Deputy Prosecutor General Yevgeniy Yenin, reports «UKRINFORM» .
According to the official August 18, Kaskiv was detained on the border with Costa Rica after on Wednesday, he was refused entry to this country.
ENIN noted that the Ukrainian side is now in contact with the Ministry of foreign Affairs of Panama to address the issue of extradition of the detainee.
In 2003 this country we have signed an agreement on extradition, but Kaskiv is the first customer since then — neither we nor they before that time have not requested the extradition of offenders», — said Deputy Prosecutor General, adding that now to speak about prospects of consideration of the petition for extradition of the former head of the state Agency yet.
«We have 60 days to request extradition. (…) The desired time of the arrest Kaskiv before the request for his extradition to Ukraine,» said ENIN.
Now Ukrainian investigators have 10 days to prepare the petition for extradition of the former official. Then, according to the Prosecutor General, the document is transferred and sent via diplomatic channels through the Ukrainian Embassy in Mexico, in the area of responsibility which includes Panama.
We will remind, earlier on Thursday, 18 August 2016, the Prosecutor General Yury Lutsenko reported about the detention Kaskiv on the territory of the Republic of Panama for theft and other business crimes.
March 25, interior Minister Arsen Avakov said that Kaskiv declared wanted.
In 2012 Kaskiv signed a controversial agreement on $ 1 billion with the Spanish campaign Gas Natural on investments into LNG-the terminal in Ukraine. Later, the Spanish side said he did not know the person who on behalf of them signed the contract. It turned out that this man named Jordi Sarda Bonvehi and he is a ski instructor.
Kaskiv is considered a creature of Dmitry Firtash.
After the victory of the revolution of Dignity and the overthrow of the regime of Yanukovych , he also was hiding in Austria.
GPU asks Panama to arrest Kaskiv extradition 19.08.2016