The Giant-4 pontoon has begun leaving the floating dock of the Roslyakovo shipyards located near Murmansk. According to Vladimir Navrotsky, the Chief of the Northern Fleet Press Service, the operation will take no less than two hours due to bad weather conditions. The investigation group led by Russian Prosecutor General Vladimir Ustinov will go aboard the Kursk nuclear submarine after the pontoon has left the dock. The group is expected to spend approximately three hours aboard the ship. Then, Vladimir Ustinov will meet journalists in Murmansk, Navrotsky reported.
U.S. Justice Department is acting behind the scenes to have Assange extradicted from the Ecuadorean Embassy in London, and prosecuted in the U.S.