The Russian Federation does not respond to the request of the Prosecutor General of Ukraine on extradition of former President Viktor Yanukovych, said the head of the office of special investigations the Main investigation Department of the Prosecutor General Sergei Gorbatyuk.
«The response from law enforcement bodies of the Russian Federation in the resolution about the arrest of Yanukovych, hold it and you have to extradite to Ukraine, for about a year not, despite our reminders,» he said at a briefing on Tuesday in Kiev, reports Interfax-Ukraine.
According to the Gorbatyuk, therefore, Russia does not confirm the stay of Yanukovych on its territory.
He recalled that lawyers of the former President gave the Ukrainian side the address of the residence of Yanukovych. This information was sent to the Russian law enforcement agencies.
«We have this information sent to the law enforcement bodies of the Russian Federation, to us have confirmed and detained Yanukovych. But more than two months no information from law enforcement bodies of the Russian Federation has not received,» — said Gorbatyuk.
The Prosecutor General’s office of Ukraine declare that are not familiar with the contents of the complaint Yanukovych to the European court of human rights (ECHR), but I can assure that the investigation complies with all the rights of the suspect.
«It’s hard to tell what pay attention to the defenders as to violations of (Yanukovych — an edition), so I can only assure you that the investigative unit and the Prosecutor’s office provide and conduct pre-trial investigation so that the rights of the suspect were provided in accordance with the requirements of the Criminal procedural code of Ukraine», — said Gorbatyuk.
According to him, the consequence not aware of the content of the complaint, which was filed by Yanukovych in the ECHR.
«We do not know the text of the complaint, which was sent by lawyers to the European court. Again, in order for the court to decide on such complaints, they should visit all the agencies in the country, law enforcement officers, which are appealed» — said Gorbatyuk.
He also added that in the Ukrainian courts, the lawyers of Yanukovych, this procedure is not passed.
We will remind, on October 19, Yanukovych filed a lawsuit in the European court of human rights (ECHR), which declares the regular Ukraine violations of human rights against him. The lawyers of Yanukovych believes that Ukrainian courts are independent from influence of senior officials of the state and do not provide an objective review of cases.
As reported, on August 11, Yanukovych had to come to the Prosecutor General of Ukraine for carrying out of investigatory and procedural actions in criminal proceedings under part 5 article 191 (assignment, waste of property or mastering by it by abuse of official position) UK of Ukraine.
In turn, Yanukovych’s lawyer said that his client will not come in for questioning, fearing for his life and awaits the investigator in Rostov-on-don (Russian Federation).
The Kyiv court of appeals refused to consider the complaint of lawyers on in absentia criminal proceedings.
Ukrainian authorities have charged Yanukovych a suspect in the theft of 220 million UAH allocated for the creation of a special communication network on the basis of «Ukrtelecom».
12 January 2015 Interpol declared in the international search of the former President in this case.
On 21 July, the Interpol Yanukovych was expelled from the international wanted list because of the «political nature of the criminal case».
Russia responds to Ukraine’s request to extradite Yanukovych. About the complaint of the former President of the ECtHR in the GPU not heard 20.10.2015