Belarus extradites Uralkali CEO Vladislav Baumgertner to Russia

"Baumgertner has been extradited to Russia", RIA Novosti quotes the Office Spokesman Pyotr Kisyalyou. It has also been informed that the Uralkali CEO will not appeal against his extradition.

Interfax-West  clarifies that the decision on extradition has been taken but Baumgertner has not been passed tot he Russian law-enforcement agencies yet.

Uralkali CEO Vladislav Baumgertner was detained at a Minsk airport after a meeting with Belarusian PM Mikhail Myasnikovich on August 26. The Belarusian Investigation Committee announced that the Uralkali CEO did damage to Belarus’ national interests. Baumgertner was accused of power and authority abuse. The Belarusian Potash Company lost 100 million dollars, the Committee claimed. The charges were changed later – the Uralkali CEO is accused of embezzlement now.

Baumgertner spent a month in KGB prison and was put under house arrest in Minsk. His case papers make up 19 volumes.

The enquiry about Uralkali CEO's extradition to Russia was sent to Belarus in the end of October.

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