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Ukraine changes CIS database of wanted people for Interpol: Avakov

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On Aug 24, Ukraine will withdraw from the agreement on exchange of information among the CIS interior ministries, Ukraine’s Interior Minister Arsen Avakov said on Tuesday.

He said that since Feb 26 2014, the operator of the CIS database, Russia’s Interior Ministry, has published no single piece of information about criminals wanted by Ukraine. “So, we have decided to stop providing data for the CIS database and to stop reacting to Russia’s inquiries,” Avakov said.

He said that from now on Ukraine will cooperate with the CIS countries via Interpol.

Meanwhile, Izvestiya newspaper quotes a source from the Russian police as saying that Avakov is not telling the truth.

In Jan-June 2015, the Prosecutor General’s Office of Russia adopted 25 decisions to extradite wanted criminals to Ukraine. In their turn, the Ukrainian police decided to extradite to Russia 12 runaways.

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