“We were informed that he has asked the Ukrainian authorities for asylum,” the office.
The UNHCR office said that under the international legislation
Osmayev cannot be extradited before the State Migration Service of
Ukraine considers his request. In addition, if the State Migration
Service rejects his request, Osmayev has a right to appeal against such a
decision. He may not be extradited during all this time.
As to the second detainee in the case, Kazakh citizen Ilya Pyanzin,
who is also preparing for extradition to Russia, the Ukrainian
government has not got requests for asylum from him.