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Interpol put former Ukrainian MP Ivaniuschenko on wanted list

Interpol put former Ukrainian MP Ivaniuschenko on wanted listFormer Verkhovna Rada deputy from the Party of Regions (formerly led by disgraced former President Viktor Yanukovych) Ukrainian businessman Yuriy Ivaniuschenko is again on the Interpol wanted list for extradition back to Ukraine, Ukrainian Interior Minister Arsen Avakov has said.

"Ivaniuschenko is again on the Interpol wanted list. He is to be arrested and extradited to Ukraine [Red Card Interpol Alert]. Let me remind you that earlier, through manipulations of Ukraine's court system using judges of questionable reputation, [Ivaniuschenko's] lawyers successfully changed Ivaniuschenko's status. But the Prosecutor General's Office of Ukraine (GPO), working together with the National Police of Ukraine again obtained a court order to have him put back on Interpol's wanted list, on its' Red Card alert. He is to be arrested and extradited back to Ukraine," Avakov wrote on his Facebook page on Monday.

Later during a press briefing, Avakov said people who search for Ivaniuschenko on Interpol's website "may not see the name because Interpol's [online] database is not always in synch with messages posted on its website. A court reviewed the case and approved the indictment. Ukraine's Interpol bureau filed the necessary request for Ivaniuschenko to be 'Red Carded' by Interpol," Avakov said.

Ukrainian prosecutors have launched a criminal investigation to Ivaniuschenko's activities. Ivaniuschenko has been notified that he is suspected of embezzlement and other crimes.

Ukraine's Interior Ministry in January 2015 issued an arrest warrant for Ivaniuschenko and put him on the wanted list. From May 2015 he has been on the international Interpol wanted list.
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