Russia has extended political asylum for Yanukovych

The Ministry of internal Affairs of Russia has allowed the Ukrainian Viktor Yanukovych to stay in Russia for another year the rights of political asylum. According to the publication Kommersant, the fugitive did not receive Russian citizenship and does not intend to do so in the future.

Russian media write that now the temporary residence of Yanukovych in Russia is limited to the 26th October 2018, but may be extended. As stated by the lawyer Vitaly Serdyuk, the reasons were “political persecution and threat of life in Ukraine”. The lawyer claims that Yanukovych plans to return to Ukraine when these causes disappear.

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