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Russia Gives Interpol Arrest Warrant For Ukrainian Right Sector Leader

Right Sector leader Dmytro Yarosh
Right Sector leader Dmytro Yarosh
Russian Prosecutor-General Yury Chaika said his office has sent Interpol materials for the arrest of Ukrainian Right Sector leader Dmytro Yarosh.

Chaika told reporters in the Crimean city of Simferopol on April 11 that Russia's Investigative Committee has filed a criminal case, in absentia, against Yarosh for making public calls for carrying out acts of extremism and terrorism.

Chaika also said Russia would not hand-over former Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych since "information available to us suggests that he has not committed any crimes, hence there are no reasons to extradite him."

Chaika said, on the other hand, that "there are scores of questions for the new [Ukrainian] authorities," adding, "a whole succession of crimes was committed and they should be investigated," without specifying what crimes he meant.

Based on reporting by Interfax and ITAR-TASS

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