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German police arrested Ukrainian banker Borys Tymonkin at Berlin-Schoenefeld airport based on an international arrest warrant but authorities have not made a final decision on his extradition, a German state prosecutor said on Wednesday. The Ukrainian Interior Ministry has confirmed the detention of banker Borys Tymonkin in Germany.
The Ukrainian government placed Tymonkin, one of the country's most prominent bankers, on its wanted list in April 2014 in connection with a criminal case launched against businessman Serhiy Kurchenko.
Tymonkin managed the banking arm of the conglomerate owned by Kurchenko from July 2013. Ukraine has accused Kurchenko of financial crimes, including stealing state money.
Both Tymonkin and Kurchenko have denied any wrongdoing.
Tymonkin, 63, was arrested on Sunday and is now in custody at a prison in the east German town of Cottbus and officials are preparing his extradition, senior public prosecutor Juergen Suelldorf told Reuters.
Tymonkin's career has seen him head up banks owned by allies of former Ukrainian presidents Viktor Yanukovich and Leonid Kuchma.Güncelleme Tarihi: 17 Haziran 2015, 15:05