Russia calls for extradition of Ukraine safety chief and others for ‘terrorism’

Russia calls for extradition of Ukraine safety chief and others for ‘terrorism’

Russia has demanded that Ukraine extradite a variety of individuals, together with the pinnacle of the nation’s SBU safety service, over claims they’re related with “terrorist” acts.

The SBU instantly dismissed the Russian demand as “pointless” and stated the Russian overseas ministry had “forgotten” that Vladimir Putin was the topic of a global arrest warrant.

A Russian overseas ministry assertion listed violent incidents which have occurred in Russia because the full invasion of Ukraine in February 2022, together with bombings that killed the daughter of a outstanding nationalist and a battle blogger, and an incident through which a author was critically damage.

The ministry stated investigation of those incidents confirmed that “the traces of those crimes result in Ukraine”.

“Russia has turned over to Ukrainian authorities its calls for … for the instant arrest and extradition of all these related to the terrorist acts in query,” the assertion stated.

Amongst these listed within the assertion to be handed over have been the SBU head, Vasyl Maliuk, who has acknowledged that his service was behind assaults on the bridge linking Crimea to the Russian mainland. Russia seized management of Crimea in 2014 and the bridge was constructed after the area was annexed.

“The Russian facet calls for that the Kyiv regime instantly stop all help for terrorist exercise, extradite responsible events and compensate the victims for damages,” the ministry assertion stated.

“Ukraine’s violation of its obligations underneath anti-terrorist conventions will lead to it being held to account in worldwide authorized phrases.”

The SBU stated the Russian calls for “sound notably cynical coming from the terrorist state itself … Any phrases from the Russian overseas ministry are pointless.”

It referred to the arrest warrant in opposition to Putin issued by the worldwide felony courtroom in reference to the switch of Ukrainian kids to Russia and stated: “The tribunal in The Hague is ready for him.”

The Russian assertion referred to the mass taking pictures this month at a live performance corridor outdoors Moscow through which 144 individuals died, however solely in an indirect sense.

Islamic State claimed duty for the assault, and US officers stated they’d intelligence displaying it was carried out by the community’s Afghan department, Islamic State Khorasan Province, or Isis-Ok.

Russian investigators stated final week they’d discovered proof that the live performance corridor gunmen have been linked to “Ukrainian nationalists”. Kyiv denies any reference to the assault.

Alexander Bastrykin, the pinnacle of Russia’s investigative committee, the nation’s most vital felony investigation physique, stated on Sunday that work was continuing to find out who was behind the assault.

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