Ukraine has asked Serbia to extradite the former head of the SSU department Andriy Naumov

Kostia Andreikovets

Ukraine has sent a request to Serbia for the extradition of Andriy Naumov, the former head of the Main Directorate of Internal Security of the SSU, who left Ukraine before the Russian invasion and was detained in Serbia on June 7.

The Serbian service of the BBC writes about this.

On October 19, the court of the city of Nis considered the issue of extradition. Naumovʼs lawyer Tanya Savych said that at the first meeting the court did not announce the grounds for extradition and did not provide her client with an interpreter, so the meeting was postponed.

She says that she does not know on what grounds Naumov should be returned to Ukraine — because of a general crime or a case of high treason, which is being investigated by the State Bureau of Investigation.

Naumov himself says that he faces a death sentence in Ukraine, as he has already been assassinated.