14:46 May. 20, 2016
Vladimir Poljakov suspected of terrorism due to his fighting for Russian-backed separatist forces in eastern Ukraine
Tallinn Circuit Court overturned a lower-level court decision, finding that the extradition of Estonian citizen Vladimir Poljakov to Ukraine is lawful. Poljakov is suspected of terrorism due to his participation in pro-Kremlin separatist fighting in the Luhansk region of Ukraine.
Tallinn Circuit Court granted the Estonian Ministry of Justice's appeal and overturned Tallinn Administrative Court's February 3 decision regarding the matter, court spokesman Anneli Vilu told ERR.ee.
The circuit court found that the Estonian Government's December 21, 2015 order to extradite Poljakov to Ukraine was not unlawful.