Category: Russia

13th Aug 2020

Ukraine asks Belarus to extradite 28 arrested Russians

Ukraine’s Prosecutor General confirmed on Wednesday 12 August that his office has requested the extradition of 28 suspected Russian mercenaries detained last month in Belarus on charges of terrorism. It is reported that the request was first made in the course of a telephone conversation between Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky and Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko […]

28th Jan 2020

France charges Alexander Vinnik with money laundering

Russian national Alexander Vinnik has been extradited from Greece to France, where he is charged with extortion, aggravated money laundering and harming automated data-processing systems. He is alleged to have defrauded more than 100 people in six French cities Mr Vinnik has been involved in a multi-jurisdictional battle with France, the US and Russia, all […]

11th Nov 2019

Israel approves extradition of Russian Hacker to US

On Sunday, Israel’s High Court of Justice rejected the request of Alexei Burkov to be extradited to Russia or in the alternative to be tried in the US but to serve the remainder of his sentence there, instead ordering his extradition to the US to stand trial on charges of cyber fraud. Mr Burkov’s case […]

4th Nov 2019

Israel halts extradition of Russian hacker to US

On Sunday 3 November, Israel’s High Court of Justice ordered a stay on the extradition of Aleksey Burkov to the US. Mr Burkov, a Russian IT specialist, is wanted in the US on charges of money laundering, identity theft, fraud and illegal access of a computer relating to a large-scale credit card fraud. The case […]

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