Lawmaker says Jagland asked Duma speaker not to set conditions for Russia’s return to PACERussian Politics & Diplomacy December 06, 19:09
Merkel calls for Islamic veils banWorld December 06, 18:44
Meteorite reportedly crashes in West SiberiaSociety & Culture December 06, 18:27
Putin wishes Council of Europe chief successful work during his trip to RussiaRussian Politics & Diplomacy December 06, 18:09
Russian PM says Syrian conflict settlement is priority for Russia, TurkeyRussian Politics & Diplomacy December 06, 18:00
Joint investment fund of Russia and Turkey might start working next yearBusiness & Economy December 06, 17:44
Putin blasts Lithuania’s ‘idiotic conclusion’ about Russian judges being threat to VilniusRussian Politics & Diplomacy December 06, 16:38
Court refuses to summon Chechen leader Kadyrov for questioning in Nemtsov murder caseRussian Politics & Diplomacy December 06, 16:00
Spain becomes most popular foreign destination for Russian touristsSociety & Culture December 06, 15:52
MOSCOW, March 23. /TASS/. Moscow Region’s Odintsovsky City Court has arrested on Monday Ukraine’s former Verkhovna Rada deputy Alexander Shepelev pending extradition decision.
"On March 21, the court arrested Shepelev until April 28, the decision on extradition has not yet been made," acting press secretary of the court Ekaterina Igumnova told TASS.
Igumnova noted that the court denied the suspect’s request to put him under house arrest. The decision on extradition to Ukraine is expected to be made by April 28.
Interpol’s Ukrainian Bureau earlier said Russian law enforcement agencies confirmed that Shepelev had been detained. The press service of Ukraine’s Interior Ministry said that "materials were sent to Ukraine’s Prosecutor General’s Office to prepare all necessary documents for his [Shepelev’s] extradition."
Shepelev was put on wanted list on suspicion of "premeditated murder for mercenary motives."