The office of the Russian Attorney General contacted the Greek government yesterday, demanding the extradition of Russian businessman Vladimir Gusinsky. This was confirmed by a spokesman for the Greek Justice Ministry. According to Reuters news agency, Mr Gusinsky's fate now depends on the Greek court of appeal, which will be responsible for considering Russia's demand.
If Greece refuses to extradite Mr Gusinsky, he will be released and allowed to leave Greece. The US and Israel have already urged Greece not to extradite the media magnate.
Mr Gusinsky was arrested at the end of August when his plane arrived in Greece. In Russia he has been accused of illegally appropriating USD 250 million.
The Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation put the head of the contractor company of Russia's space corporation Roskosmos, Sergei Slastikhin, on international wanted list
"Washington operators of the sanctions machine ought to get acquainted with the history of Russia, to stop the unnecessary fussing," spokesperson for the Foreign Ministry said