Russia, Turkey conducting first joint air operation against Islamic StateMilitary & Defense January 18, 17:20
Austria as OSCE chair to strengthen monitor mission in Ukraine — top diplomatWorld January 18, 17:14
Russian food inflation declines threefold in 2016 — Central BankBusiness & Economy January 18, 17:01
Russian observers to monitor elections in France, SerbiaRussian Politics & Diplomacy January 18, 16:49
Six suspects in Russian ambassador’s murder case testify in courtWorld January 18, 16:29
Russian arms foundry mints one-kilo silver ‘In Trump We Trust’ commemorative coinWorld January 18, 16:26
VTB president says anti-Russian sanctions should be first eased in financial sectorBusiness & Economy January 18, 16:03
Russia seeks Minsk deal implementation not for cancellation of sanctions — LavrovRussian Politics & Diplomacy January 18, 15:57
Syria has no objections to US presence at Astana talks, diplomat saysWorld January 18, 15:39
MOSCOW, July 22. /TASS/. The Russian Foreign Ministry has not received a response from Bangkok yet to its official note, stating that extradition of Russian citizen Dmitry Ukrainsky (who was arrested in Thailand at the FBI request) to the United States is inadmissible, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Igor Morgulov told TASS on Friday.
"No we haven’t received an official response to our note yet," he said, answering a corresponding question.
Thailand’s newspaper The Nation reported previously that the Thai police had arrested Dmitry Ukrainsky, 44, and citizen of Uzbekistan Olga Komova, 25, who were suspected of stealing $28.5 million from bank accounts of citizens of several countries. Thai Tourist Police Commander Pol Maj Gen Surachet Hakpal said that the Russian man was arrested in Pattaya where he was running several firms renting yachts to tourists. The Uzbekistani woman was arrested at a hotel on Koh Chang where she was working, the publication says.
Surachet said the two suspects were involved in sending malware to emails of their victims and the malware sent back usernames and passwords of online bank accounts in the United States, Australia, Japan, Britain, Italy and Germany. The FBI has traced the transactions and found that they were wired to Thailand, so the FBI sought help from the Immigration Bureau to arrest the two suspects, according to the newspaper.
The Russian embassy to Thailand confirmed on Thursday that Ukrainsky was detained. "We have visited him at the detention facility," the embassy said. "He flatly denies his guilt. We are now expecting them to give us the full documentation on the Russian citizen’s case. We have sent the corresponding request to the Thai side".
Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said on Thursday Moscow filed a note of protest with the Thai foreign ministry stating that the extradition of a Russian citizen to the United States is unacceptable. Diplomats would not spare an effort to secure his release or handover to the Russian side.