No obstacles to the movement of former Prime Minister of Ukraine Arseniy Yatsenyuk around the world on the initiative of Interpol or its channels. This was stated by the Ukrainian Bureau of Interpol, the press service of the National police.
«When considering the recent cases of the Russian Federation for the announcement of Arseniy Yatsenyuk wanted by Interpol for allegedly committed in Chechnya crimes, the Interpol General Secretariat in Lyon for a short time understood the situation, recognized the appeal of the Russian Federation is unjustified and quashed the circular search of the Russians. So no official barriers to the movement of ex-Prime Minister of Ukraine Arseniy Yatsenyuk around the world on the initiative of Interpol or Interpol channels does not exist», – stated in the message.
The press service noted that Interpol has made the decision on groundlessness of the appeal of Russia on the investigation Yatsenyuk.
Today it became known that Yatsenyuk was stopped at the Switzerland at the request of Russia.
In 2015, the head of the Investigative Committee of Russia Alexander Bastrykin said that, according to the investigation, in structure of the Ukrainian nationalist organization UNA-UNSO Yatsenyuk participated in at least two armed conflicts in Chechnya in 1994 and 1995. In addition, he allegedly participated «in the torture and executions of captured soldiers of the Russian army» in Grozny in 1995.
According to the Russian investigation, Yatsenyuk fired at the Russians from a Kalashnikov assault rifle about ten times.
Representatives Yatsenyuk denied the allegations, his spokesman advised Bastrykin to undergo a psychiatric examination.
During the period in question, Yatsenyuk was a student. According to his official biography, from 1991 to 1996 he studied at the Chernivtsi national University named after Fedkovych, in parallel was engaged in the practice of law.
In the 90 representatives of the UNA-UNSO was really involved as volunteers in the fighting in Chechnya against the government forces. But Yatsenyuk membership in this organization was never mentioned. In this case in 2016, the court in Grozny sentenced Ukrainian citizens Mykola Karpiuk and Stanislav Klikh to 22.5 and 20 years in prison, respectively. The Ukrainians deny the charges. According to them, they have never been in Chechnya and did not participate in the fighting.
Interpol said that no obstacles to the movement of ex-Prime Minister of Ukraine Arseniy Yatsenyuk around the world 24.12.2017