Court of Vienna in criminal cases did not want to Express support for the US extradition of Ukrainian oligarch Dmytro Firtash.
"The extradition request on request American government is not to Express support," said the Judge Christoph Bauer. The judge also said that there were many reasons to deny the United States in the extraction of Ukrainian businessman, reports the news Agency." some will say that Austria faced a political dilemma. If you support the extradition, we will show that it yielded to U.S. pressure. If you reject the anti - Russia lobby will say that succumbed to pressure Russia, but it has no relation to the verdict - it is based on objective data. It was checked on formal grounds, " said the Judge. On Thursday in Vienna began the trial on the issue of extradition of Firtash in the US, accused of bribing Indian officials to obtain permission for the development of titanium deposits in India.
Firtash did not agree to voluntary extradition. During questioning at the court in Vienna Firtash said that the conclusion of the nomination of Petro Poroshenko for President in the spring of 2014 was made at his meeting with the future head of the country and the leader of the "Udar" Vitali Klitschko. From the outset, the Request for the detention of Firtash from U.S. government agencies were received in November 2013. However, it was cancelled after a few days, about what the U.S. government had notified at the end of 2013. Then, on 27 February 2014, has received a new Request with the same content, and on 12 March a warrant was issued for the detention, which was made law enforcement agencies in Vienna the same day. After entering of pledge on March 21, he was released under recognizance not to leave.