The deputies ratified the agreement between Ukraine and Malaysia on extradition

The Verkhovna Rada adopted the law on ratification of the agreement between Ukraine and the government of Malaysia on extradition.

For a decision voted 235 of 304 people’s deputies registered in a sessional hall.

As you know, the agreement was signed on 4 August 2016 in the city of Putrajaya.

According to the document, the parties are obliged to extradite persons for criminal prosecution or for imposition or execution of sentence. Also identified a list of crimes that are grounds for refusal.

“The most important thing in Malaysia are now two citizens of Ukraine. They are on trial for smuggling drugs. Although the Treaty does not apply directly to them, but the condition for further negotiations on the conclusion of the agreement on their transfer after conviction to Ukraine is the ratification of this Treaty. Without this, the Malaysian side were not ready to discuss the fate of our citizens”, – said the Deputy Minister of justice in European integration Sergei Petukhov.

We will remind, earlier Poroshenko urged the Malaysian business “bending bamboo” in Ukraine. The President was in Malaysia on a working visit to discuss the prospects of enhancing cooperation between the two countries.