15.12.2017

  • Konovalova ran a subsidiary of the Yukos Group, a global energy behemoth owned by Mikhail Khodorkovskiy who has been one of the most vocal critics of Russian President Vladimir Putin.

  • Loizidou was suspended pending an investigation after her leaked emails suggested she may have been overly helpful to Moscow in extradition cases of Russian nationals.

  • Then interior minister Neoclis Sylikiotis reportedly pondered deferring to Germany’s examination of Konovalova’s request for asylum, prompting Loizidou’s apparent nervousness as this would preclude her from influencing the decision to extradite.

  • Konovalova arrived in Cyprus in 2007 and was initially arrested in 2010 following an extradition request from the Russian prosecutor’s office.

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Embattled state attorney denied injunction, as more emails made public

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