Belarus to extradite Uralkali CEO Baumgertner

The Belarusian authorities have agreed to extradite potash miner Uralkali CEO Vladislav Baumgertner, a Russian Prosecutor General's Office spokesman told Interfax on Thursday.

"The Prosecutor General's Office of Belarus has informed us that a decision was made in favor of Baumgertner's extradition," he said.

"Baumgertner will be transferred to representatives of Russian law enforcement agencies shortly," he said.

The decision concerning Baumgertner's extradition was made by the Belarusian authorities on November 20, the spokesman said.

In October, Moscow's Basmanny District Court issued an arrest warrant for Baumgertner, who faces abuse of office charges in Russia, in absentia.

A request seeking the Uralkali CEO's extradition in order to prosecute him on Russian territory was forwarded to representatives of the Belarusian Prosecutor General's Office during bilateral consultations on October 22.

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