In the Czech Republic, they explained why they took into custody the Russian citizen Franchetti involved in the occupation of Crimea

According to him, the court concluded that Franchetti could flee the Czech Republic.

In the Prague prison of Pankrac, the arrested Russian will await the decision of the Czech authorities on the possible extradition of Franchetti to Ukraine. This issue can be considered “for about a year,” the Russian agency notes.

The court in Prague sent Franchetti into custody On September 14, the meeting was closed to the public.


Franchetti was detained at the airport of the Czech Republic on September 12… During the Russian special operation to seize the Ukrainian Crimea, in Sevastopol, he led the North Wind reconnaissance group, which transmitted information to the Russian military.

In the Czech Republic, the Russian worked as a fitness trainer.

Now, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine, the Ukrainian side is completing the necessary procedures for the deportation of Franchetti from the Czech Republic.

The office of the Prosecutor General of Ukraine clarified that the prosecutors appealed to the Ministry of Justice of the Czech Republic with a request to extradite Franchetti back in August 2020.

Russia annexed Crimea and Sevastopol after a forceful blockade of Ukrainian military units and illegal referendum on March 16, 2014… The accession of the peninsula to the Russian Federation is not recognized by Ukraine and most countries of the world.



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