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Suspect in Handziuk case is extradited to Ukraine

Today Oleksii Moskalenko (Levin), suspected of assault on Kateryna Handziuk, is extradited to Ukraine from the Republic of Bulgaria.

The aircraft with the suspect on-board just landed in Kyiv. In accordance with the established procedure, the National Bureau of Interpol took the suspect and handed him over to SBU and Prosecutor General’s Office of Ukraine. After his arrival to Ukraine, Moskalenko (Levin) is to be placed to temporary detention facility. The form of detention will be chosen in the nearest future.

“We keep our promise and now we are approaching the final stage in Kateryna Handziuk case. This is a principal issue for us. The extradition of the suspect will accelerate the investigation. This case should illustrate that everyone, who commits a crime is to be punished according to the law,” stated Ivan Bakanov, the SBU Head.

To remind, the suspect Levin was detained in January on the territory of Bulgaria as a result of joint special operation of the Bulgaria law enforcement, the Security Service of Ukraine and the Prosecutor General’s Office.

The suspect escaped from Ukraine in August, 2018, after that he was put on international wanted list. As SBU investigators previously reported, allegedly, Levin is a key figure, who ties together the executors (“Torbin group”) and those, who ordered the assault. The investigation claims that Levin encouraged Torbin to make the assault and provided the necessary information, in particular, Kateryna’s address. 


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