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Russia harasses Ukraine, here former PM Yatsenyuk, using Interpol

Russia is continuing to play childish games, engaging in the harassment of Ukraine using Interpol. 

In a form of Lawfare, Russia has issued a red notice for the arrest of Ukraine’s former Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk on bogus political charges through Interpol.  Former PM Yatsenyuk has actually committed no crime, but Russia nevertheless issued an arrest warrant through Interpol on spurious charges.  This is not the first time Russia has issued spurious red notices through Interpol.

Unfortunately, the guards in Switzerland were not informed of Russia’s indiscretion and temporarily detained him upon his arrival.

While this should be worthy of censure by the UN for the misuse and abuse of international resources by Russia, doubtful anything will come of this incident. 

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Former prime minister Yatsenyuk detained at Geneva airport

The former Prime Minister of Ukraine Arseniy Yatsenyuk was detained at the Geneva airport (Switzerland). This is reported by the with reference to an eyewitness.

As noted, he flew to Switzerland by flight 0485 Kyiv-Geneva and was stopped for checking his documents by law enforcers.

“He was apparently flying with his daughter, he was stopped on passport control and they began to study his diplomatic green passport. All the time they talked about Interpol, discussed for a long time, and after this they took him away apparently to find out the circumstances, “the eyewitness said.

“Arseniy Yatsenyuk, who flew to Geneva with his youngest daughter, was stopped by passport control at the request of Russia – for all the already known absurd accusations of participating in military operations in Chechnya,” wrote press secretary of Arseniy Yatsenyuk.

We recall that Arseniy Yatsyuk is former Prime Minister of Ukraine (2014-2016). From December 11, 2012 to February 28, 2014 he was chairman of the Batkivshchyna political faction in the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine.