Russian Airborne Force medics return from Syria after carrying out humanitarian missionsWorld April 28, 10:28
Syrian president says US foreign policy remains unchanged under TrumpWorld April 28, 10:10
Russian anti-submarine destroyer returns to Mediterranean after African voyageMilitary & Defense April 28, 10:02
Ecuador police calls teens, parents to beware of ‘Blue Whale’ suicide challengeSociety & Culture April 28, 8:00
China to begin construction of its own orbital station in 2019Science & Space April 28, 7:48
Syrian troops retake major gas field near Palmyra — mediaWorld April 28, 7:06
French giants Auchan, Peugeot face prosecution in Ukraine over work in CrimeaBusiness & Economy April 28, 6:13
White House boasts it ‘isolated Russia’ at UNWorld April 28, 6:07
St Petersburg’s landmark cathedral to get patriarchal statusSociety & Culture April 28, 3:07
MOSCOW, November 21. /ITAR-TASS/. Minsk officials have refrained from comments on a decision of the general-prosecutor’s office to extradite CEO of Russian potash producer Uralkali Vladislav Baumgertner to Russia.
“I cannot say anything so far,” a spokesman for the Belarusian prosecutor-general’s office, Pyotr Kisilev, said on Thursday.
The Russian embassy in Minsk told Itar-Tass the diplomatic mission had not been informed about this decision yet.
Lawyers of the Uralkali chief also did not make any comments.
Baumgertner was arrested in Belarus in late August on charges of power abuse and placed under house arrest in the Belarusian capital Minsk. Later the Belarusian Investigative Committee dropped abuse of power charges against him, replacing them with embezzlement.
The Russian Investigation Committee also initiated criminal proceedings against Baumgertner and sent an extradition request to Belarus. In October Moscow’s Basmanny court took Baumgertner into custody in absentia.
On November 19, Belarusian Foreign Minister Vladimir Makei said all formalities concerning Baumgertner’s extradition had been fulfilled.