SBU detains Russian citizen wanted by Interpol in Kyiv

1 July, 04:06 PM
The perpetrator was hiding from Lithuanian law enforcement officers (Photo:SBU)

The perpetrator was hiding from Lithuanian law enforcement officers (Photo:SBU)

Ukraine’s SBU Security Service has detained a citizen of the Russian Federation in Kyiv who has been wanted by Interpol for the past two years, the SBU stated via Telegram messengeron July 1.

The Russian was hiding from Lithuanian law enforcement officers for committing serious crimes related to financial transactions.

At first, the criminal tried to obtain legal status in the city of Khmelnytskyi in western Ukraine, but after that plan failed, he ran away and "laid low" in Kyiv, where he was detained by the SBU, the agency said.

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"Currently, the issue of applying an extradition arrest to a foreigner is being resolved,” the SBU added.

“His possible involvement in crimes in Ukraine is also being checked.

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