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Russia blocking requests for Yanukovych extradition to Ukraine

Russia blocking requests for Yanukovych extradition to UkraineRussia does not officially recognize that former Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych, who is wanted by Interpol, is in its territory; and is blocking requests for his extradition, head of the National Central Interpol Bureau of Ukraine Vasyl Nevolia said.

"We have repeatedly appealed and reported specific addresses, but there was no reaction from the Russian side," he said.

Speaking about the removal of Yanukovych from international search, Nevolia said that all requests from Ukraine and Russia had been thoroughly monitored, as there were many appeals.

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As of today, Yanukovych's case is being considered by a special committee of Interpol. His card has been removed from the official website of the organization for the period of inquiry.

According to Nevolia, the next meeting of the commission is to be held at the end of the month, and the question about the search for former Ukrainian officials may be resolved at this very meeting.
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