Ukraine is not going to request extradition Slawomir Nowak

Украина не собирается просить экстрадиции Славомира Новака

The detainee in Poland, former head of the State road service of Ukraine (“Ukravtodor”) Slawomir Nowak has dual citizenship, the need for his extradition to Ukraine can not be, as not essential, in the territory of any country will be held the court, stated in anti-corruption bodies of Ukraine.

“As far as we know, to date, the main suspect dual citizenship in Poland and Ukraine”, – said the Director of the National anticorruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU) Sytnyk at a briefing on Monday in Kiev.

Regarding the notification of Novak on the suspected acting head of the Specialized anti-corruption Prosecutor’s office (SAP) Maxim Grischuk said: “it is currently presented by the Polish side suspicion under the laws of Poland. But the information that is obtained through the work of the joint group also used”.

Sytnik added that suspicions, trained in Ukraine anti-corruption authorities in Poland for the notification of suspicions in Poland. “Also some suspicions, prepared by the Polish side submitted to us, and we commit them on the territory of Ukraine”.

As for possible extradition, then as Director of the NABU, this speech can not go. “We see no difference in principle, which will host the court. Action that are accused of jointly assessed by us and our Polish colleagues.”

As reported, NABU and SAP together with the Central anti-corruption Bureau of Poland (CBA) and the District Prosecutor’s office carried out the authorized searches in the Kyiv, Lviv and on the territory of Poland in the framework of the joint investigations of a criminal organization in the road sector.

Earlier, the press Secretary of the Minister-coordinator of special services of Poland Stanislav Zharin wrote on Twitter about the arrest of the CBA corruption charges the former head of “Ukravtodor” Novak. In addition to his detained former commander of the military unit 2305 “GROM” Dariusz Zavadka and entrepreneur from gdańsk.

Novak was appointed to the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine acting head of “Ukravtodor” 19 Oct 2016. Before that was a Deputy of the Polish Sejm, was responsible for transport plans and investment in preparing Poland for Euro 2012. In 2011-2013 he held the position of Minister of transport, construction and Maritime economy of Poland. In September 2019, the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine has dismissed Novak from the office.