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Austrian Justice Minister: No Decision on Ukrainian Tycoon Extradition

This story originated in VOA’s Ukrainian Service.
WASHINGTON — Austria’s acting justice minister says he has yet to decide whether to extradite Ukrainian oligarch Dmytro Firtash to face bribery charges in the United States.On June 25, Austria’s Supreme Court upheld a decision granting a U.S. request to extradite the gas tycoon, paving the way for him to face trial in the United States.”We can inform you that the minister has not yet decided [whether to extradite Firtash to the United States],” a justice ministry official told VOA’s Ukrainian Service on Tuesday, reversing expectations that followed last week’s ruling.Firtash, who denies any …read more

Source: Voice of America

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