Estonia extradites suspected terrorist to Ukraine ({{commentsTotal}})

News
News

Estonia handed over suspected terrorist Vladimir Polyakov to the Ukrainian authorities on Thursday.

The Ukrainian State Prosecutor General’s office suspects Polyakov of belonging to a terrorist organization. Polyakov was a member of the so-called Lugansk People’s Republic in Eastern Ukraine and is accused of having performed duties assigned to him by this org

Founding a terrorist group or organization as well as leading or belonging to such a group or organization in Ukraine is a crime punishable with eight to 15 years in prison.

The same crime is punishable in Estonia with five years to life. The Estonian courts found Ukraine’s extradition request met all the legal requirements.

Editor: Editor: Dario Cavegn



{{c.alias}}
{{c.createdMoment}}
{{c.body}}
{{cc.alias}}
{{cc.createdMoment}}
+{{cc.replyToName}} {{cc.body}}
No comments yet.
Logged in as {{user.alias}}. Log out
Login failed

Register user/reset password

Name needs to be fewer than 32 characters long
Comment needs to be fewer than 600 characters long
{{comment.captcha.word.answer}}

news.err.ee

Opinion
Independence Day: Estonia’s way into the future isn’t a race

There is a lack of connection between the Estonian state, and the people who live here. While it expects a lot of the state, Estonian society doesn’t seem ready to contribute, writes Viktor Trasberg.

Lotman: Security academy would be crucial Estonian identity point in Narva

In an opinion piece published by Eesti Päevaleht, Tallinn University professor Mihhail Lotman found it important to overcome the mental barrier separating Ida-Viru County from the rest of Estonia.

About us

Staff & contacts | Comments rules

Would you like to contribute an article, a feature, or an opinion piece?

Let us know: news@err.ee