This was announced by prosecutor general's press secretary Larysa Sarhan, Censor.NET reports.
"Today we asked the Prosecutor General's Office of the Russian Federation to extradite one of the leaders of "DPR" ["Donetsk People's Republic" - ed.] Vadim Pogodin, who brutally murdered Ukrainian underage citizen Stepan Chubenko near Donetsk in 2014," Sarhan wrote citing deputy prosecutor general of Ukraine Yevhen Yenin.
She stressed that the request to extradite Pogodin is not an act of recognition of Crimea where he had been detained as part of Russia.
"Dear Russian prosecutors! If you still have some dignity, please do not cover for the murderer of the child! Pogodin has to be tried and sentenced for this grave crime," Sarhan wrote.
Pogodin is charged with a number of grave crimes, including tortures of Ukrainian prisoners and the murder of 16-year-old Stepan Chubenko from Kramatorsk. Chubenko was killed in summer 2014 near Donetsk. Pogodin was the one who gave the order to kill him, and was among those who shot the boy. After committing the crimes in the Donbas, Pogodin fled to Crimea, where he was detained as requested by Interpol.