The detention in Prague of a citizen of the Russian Federation Alexander Franchetti was the result of coordinated actions of Ukrainian and Czech law enforcement officers, Kiev is working to complete the procedures for transferring the detainee to Ukraine, said on Monday the representative of the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry Oleg Nikolenko.
“The detention was the result of concerted actions of Ukrainian and Czech law enforcement officers to bring Alexander Franchetti to justice for committing a number of crimes against our state, in particular participation in the Russian occupation of Crimea. The Ukrainian side is currently working on completing the necessary procedures to transfer Alexander Franchetti to justice in Ukraine. “- quoted by Nikolenko edition” RBK-Ukraine “.
On Sunday, the press secretary of the Czech Police Presidium, Ondrej Moravchik, told RIA Novosti that a Russian citizen was detained at the Prague airport on the basis of an arrest warrant issued by Ukraine. In turn, the press secretary of the Russian Embassy in the Czech Republic Nikolai Bryakin confirmed to RIA Novosti that a citizen of the Russian Federation Alexander Franchetti was detained at the Prague airport.
The head of the Investigative Committee, Alexander Bastrykin, was instructed to study the reasons and legal grounds for the detention of a Russian citizen at the Prague airport on a warrant issued by Ukraine, according to the website of the RF IC.