Mohyliov: Ukraine wants to speed up Landik's extradition from Russia

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July 14, 2011, 1:36 p.m. | Ukraine — by Interfax-Ukraine
Roman Landik, who was expelled from the Regions Party faction in Luhansk City Council, has not yet been brought to Ukraine, but Ukraine is doing everything possible to speed up his extradition from Russia, Ukrainian Interior Minister Anatoliy Mohyliov has said. "No, he's still not in Ukraine... A court order for his arrest has now been obtained. Now, through the Prosecutor General's Office, the question of his extradition is being resolved. This decision is to be taken by a Russian court on the basis of our documents," he said at a press briefing in Kyiv on Thursday.

Mohyliov said that court hearings on this issue would be held in Russia soon.

"We will try [to bring him to Ukraine] as soon as possible," he said.

Landik was expelled from the Regions Party and the Regions Party faction in Luhansk City Council this week.

Earlier media reported that Landik had beaten up a young woman seated at another table in a restaurant.

This incident was recorded on video and the clip was posted on the Internet.

The injured woman, aged 20, is currently at the neurological department of Luhansk hospital suffering from concussion and bruising.

On July 7, the prosecutor's office of Luhansk region opened a criminal case against Landik on charges of disorderly conduct (Part 3 of Article 296) of the Criminal Code of Ukraine on July 7.

Landik was put on the wanted list and was detained near Krasnodar, Russia.

Landik is the son of Volodymyr Landik, a member of the Regions Party faction at Ukraine's parliament.
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Anonymous July 14, 2011, 2:54 p.m.    

Why was Landik ever allowed to leave Ukraine in the first place? The Prosecutor General's Office did not hesitate to restrict Yulia of the BYT party from traveling outside the city of Kiev and much more outside the country of Ukraine. I guess Yanuk and his puppets at the PGO and Mohyliov were hoping that nothing would come out of the beating and things would go back to normal. They never counted on such public out cry from the video posted on the internet. Again, they miscalculated the citizens of Ukraine and the reaction on the differences on how the law is applied. When it comes to Yanuk and his cronies there does not exist any law. The Prosecutor General's Office is directed by Yanuk as to whom the laws should apply too. When a single member or party uses the abuse of power to consolidate their rule by any means available than it is no longer democracy.

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Anonymous July 14, 2011, 6:49 p.m.    

Why was he allowed to go to Russia? What kind of selective justice is this? Shame on you, Party of Russians!

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Anonymous July 15, 2011, 5:46 a.m.    

Actually IF he Never comes back to Ukraine- consider it a WIN and a Blessing for Ukraine! And better still...if the entire POR and Yanukovych follow him to Russia and NEVER come back it will be a cause for eternal celebration!!!!!

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Anonymous July 14, 2011, 8:32 p.m.    

Does anybody know if &quot;disorderly conduct&quot; in Rusian legislation is a ground for extradition? I doubt so.

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Anonymous July 14, 2011, 8:51 p.m.    

What this kid did is despicable and disgusting........

But more important........

Is to arrest and prosecute the &quot;illegal piano player voters&quot; in Ukraine's Rada........

This voting is the greatest illegal act perpetrated in Ukraine ,,,,,on a weekly basis........and NOTHING IS DONE ABOUT IT........!!!

When are the people going to DEMAND,,this 'piano player voting' be stopped?

This is the biggest crime in Ukraine,,,,,,that affects EVERYONE!!!!!1




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Anonymous July 14, 2011, 11:05 p.m.    

In Ukraine, the decision of the Ministry of Internal Affairs was awarded state inspector Alexei Kosyakov affected by the conflict with the deputy of the Verkhovna Rada Volodymyr Landik. This is reported by the &quot;Comments&quot;. On the orders of Interior Minister policeman was awarded a badge &quot;For Excellence in Service&quot; II degree. As stated in the order Kosyakov awarded &quot;for the faithful performance of duties and principles manifested.&quot; The award was presented to traffic cop at the hospital. Stocks, we recall, was hospitalized after a conflict with the deputy and his bodyguard. It was reported that he received injuries of moderate severity. The incident, which resulted in the state inspector was in the hospital, occurred last Saturday in Lugansk. The car, which was the deputy from the Party of Regions, Vladimir Landik, was stopped for speeding (MP himself later admitted that the violation of traffic rules has taken place). As a source told the Ministry of Interior of Ukraine, in response to a requirement to produce documents policeman heard the car &quot;choice matrix&quot;. &quot;The inspector saw the back seat of People's Deputy Volodymyr Landik. Landik turned to the guy who sits in front with the words: 'Come unto his bi ….&quot; He went out and beat the inspector, &quot;- says the source. Landik then argued that there was no beating was not

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