Former Head of Trust bank Ilya Yurov arrested in Kiev

Former Head of Trust bank Ilya Yurov arrested in Kiev
Ilya Yurov

Wanted by Interpol at the request of Russia former Head of JSC National Bank Trust Board of Directors Ilya Yurov was detained by Ukrainian border guards in Kiev airport Borispol.

According to Interfax-Ukraine quoting the Head Assistant of the State Border Service of Ukraine Oleg Slobodyan, the detention took place on November 20 at the time of the London-Kiev flight passengers border control.

"The arrested citizen of Cyprus Ilya Yurov, born in 1971, is listed in the international wanted list through Interpol for committing the offense of swindling," – the National Police of Ukraine, to which the former Russian banker was handed over by the border guards, explained the reason for detention.

Ukrainian authorities are preparing for the extradition procedure of Yurov to Russia, which, as noted by the agency, can take up to six months, and in the best case will last at least one month. Obozrevatel edition stated that the arrested financier was placed at the pre-trial detention center in the Belaya Tserkov town.

Kommersant notes that in spite of tensions between Russia and Ukraine law enforcement agencies of the two countries have kept contacts at the official level and in person. Therefore, the question of extradition of a banker with a high degree of probability will be resolved positively.

Earlier, the Russian Prosecutor General's Office was unable to get the extradition of Ilya Yurov and members of the Trust Board of Directors Nikolay Fetisov and Sergey Belyaev from the UK. 

Recall that the case of the multi-billion rubles embezzlement in the Trust bank was initiated in April 2015 by the MID ID MIA in Moscow under Swindling on an especially large scale (part 4 of Art. 159 of the Criminal Code).

The former Head of the bank Yurov, Fetisov and Belyaev became involved in the case only 4 months later, when they have already managed to leave the country and charges were brought to them in absentia. Later, they were announced in the federal and then international wanted list and arrested in absentia by the Tverskoy Court of Moscow in December 2015.

In February 2016 the Trust bank filed a lawsuit to the London Court for damages in the amount of $830 million to Yurov, Belyaev and Fetisov, which the court granted. It was made a decision to impound the assets of the Trust former shareholders around the world.

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