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The Prosecutor General's Office of Ukraine, despite the absence of an extradition treaty between Ukraine and the United States, will send a request to the United States for legal assistance in conducting investigative measures with former rector of the National University of the State Tax Service Petro Melnyk, the press service of the Prosecutor General's Office told UNIAN.
The press service noted that the PGO asked the U.S. counterparts to inform on what documents the ex-rector crossed the border and on what grounds he is currently located in the United States.
The Ukrainian party also requested to assist in conducting a number of investigations in the U.S.
The agency noted that Ukraine has no right to send an extradition request to the United States for Melnyk’s extradition, as there is no international document regulating extradition.
However, the press service said that the Prosecutor General’s Office would ask the United States to extradite the ex-rector on other grounds.
"Despite the absence of an extradition agreement, the next step will be an application for Melnyk’s extradition on terms of reciprocity," reads the statement.
But the press service did not specify when exactly the request will be sent and what conditions will be specified.