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"The judicial authorities of Italy released Avakov from custody on April 12, and at the same time applied to him the house arrest as a preventive measure before the issue of his extradition to Ukraine is resolved. The relevant authorities of Italy currently continue extradition proceedings at a request of the Prosecutor General’s Office of Ukraine," the press secretary of the prosecutor general of Ukraine, Marharyta Velkova, said.

According to her, thus the court satisfied a proposal of the prosecutor, who asked the court to put Avakov under house arrest, while the defense team asked to release him.

Head of the BYT-Batkivschyna parliamentary faction Andriy Kozhemiakin earlier reported that a court in Rome ordered the release of Avakov from detention.

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