UK Extradites Criminal Wanted by Interpol to Ukraine

Other News Materials 17 September 2008 17:39 (UTC +04:00)

Ukraine, Kiev, 17 September / Trend corr. Z.Novosvitskiy / For the first time London extradited a criminal wanted by Interpol to Ukraine.

According to the Interpol National Central Bureau in Ukraine, the malefactor, a 29-year old Ukrainian citizen, was sent to the Borispol airport through the London-Kiev flight under escort of the Ukrainian Interior Ministry's employees. The Interior Ministry Department on Ivano Frankivsk region searched the man suspected by the Interpol with the charges specified by Article 121 (deliberate delivering grave injuries) of the Criminal Code.

The criminal was detained with false documents in the territory of the United Kingdom in February 2008. The man's real surname was determined after inspection held by the Interpol. It was reveled that the Ukrainian law-enforcement bodies were searching for him. At present the malefactor was delivered to Ivano Frankvisk region to bring him into criminal responsibility for his crime.

It is the first extradition of the wanted malefactor from the United Kingdom to Ukraine, Vladimir Bedrikiski, the Deputy Ukrainian Interior Minister and curator of the Interpol National Central Bureau said. "This step testifies authority and respect to the Ukrainian Interpol service," he said. First, criminals were extradited from Switzerland and Greece to Ukraine in 2007.

In 2008 personality of 151 criminals, which were under search of the Ukrainian law enforcement bodies and foreign countries, were determined (146 criminals in the same period of 2007), Bedrikivski said. Particularly, 64 people, who were searched abroad, were found out in Ukraine. Moreover, 21 Czech criminals, seven German, seven Poland, five Hungarian and Latvian malefactors were found in Ukraine. Interpol is searching 87 people abroad, including Russia (11 criminals), Czech Republic and Germany - each ten, Poland, Israel and Italy - each seven people.

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