Ukraine not to extradite fugitive banker Ilya Yurov

Ukraine not to extradite fugitive banker Ilya Yurov
Ilya Yurov

The Ukrainian Court of Appeal refused to arrest former Head of the Russian bank Trust Ilya Yurov, who is declared wanted in Russia on charges of embezzling 14 billion rubles.

On the arrest of the fugitive banker with a view to further extradition to Russia the Ukrainian Prosecutor's Office petitioned, according to Kommersant.

Ilya Yurov was detained on November 20 in Kiev's Borispol airport, where he arrived from Cyprus, the citizen of which he is. Earlier it was reported that Yurov submitted the passport of the Cyprus citizen, although, in the bases of Interpol he was held as a suspect wanted in Russia for financial crimes.

The Ukrainian police detained the financier to 48 hours as long as Russia would send a request for his extradition.

The Borispol Court refused to arrest Yurov. However, according to Ukrainian law enforcers, "the identity of the detainee could not be identified" and now he could leave Ukraine.

Recall, the embezzlement of billions of dollars from the Trust bank criminal case was opened by the MID ID MIA in Moscow in April last year in relation to entrepreneurs Yurov, Belyaev and Fetisov.

Earlier, to the London court it was filed a claim for damages in the amount of $ 830 million to the defendants in the case, which the court granted. It was made a decision to freeze the assets of Trust former shareholders around the world.

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