March 19, 2014 18:02
Austrian court ruling on Firtash extradition to U.S. has yet to take effect - ministry
KYIV. March 19 (Interfax) - The decision to extradite Ukrainian businessman Dmytro Firtash to the United States was made by an Austrian court, but the verdict has not taken effect yet, the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry said.
"According to the latest report from our Embassy in Austria, the decision on his extradition was made by a court of first instance, the court of the land, it has not been considered yet. This is why we cannot say yet that this decision has somehow taken effect," Foreign Ministry spokesman Yevhen Perebyinys said.
Austria's system of making extradition decisions is very complicated, multi-stage and involves several levels, with the final decision made by the Justice Ministry, he said.
"So today we cannot say that such a decision on his extradition exists," the diplomat said.
At the moment, Firtash is in police custody in Vienna and has yet to post bail for his release, he said.
There has been no meeting yet between Firtash and a Ukrainian diplomat, Perebyinys said.
(Our editorial staff can be reached at email@example.com)
August 04, 2015
Russia political and economic calendar: August 4
August 03, 2015
New Moldovan PM expects U.S. to continue financial assistance
Self-proclaimed Donetsk, Luhansk republics plan to initial document on withdrawing arms smaller than 100mm - source
Task force in Ukraine proposes increasing prosecutor general's mandate, deprive Rada of right to pass vote of no confidence in them
Gang snuggling illegal Vietnamese migrants from Russia to EU, detained in Belarus
SELF-PROCLAIMED DONETSK, LUHANSK REPUBLICS INTEND TO INITIAL DOCUMENT ON WITHDRAWING WEAPONS SMALLER THAN 100MM IN CALIBER - SOURCE
VTB Bank office in Kyiv comes under fire, allegedly with grenade launcher
The Rodina party files a lawsuit after its election registration denied
Russia, Qatar to share experience in preparing for FIFA World Cups in 2018, 2022
Military-technical support provided by Russia to Syria is intended for countering ISIS - Lavrov (Part 3)
Lavrov: U.S. statements on possible airstrikes upon Syrian govt forces are counterproductive (Part 2)
The Omsk barracks collapsed due to heavier floors installed during major repairs - newspaper reports