In Austria, the trial began on Firtash

In Vienna, Austria began the trial of Ukrainian businessman Dmitry Firtash.

As reports the journalist of “Today” from the scene, Firtash came to the meeting in a cheerful mood.

The court also came about a hundred journalists there are Ukrainian, Russian and European.

The decision on the appeal is expected by the middle of the day.

As you know, Chairman of the Board of Group DF Group of companies Dmitry Firtash was arrested in Austria on March 12, 2014 at the request of U.S. authorities. In the warrant for the arrest of U.S. businessman accused of bribing Indian politicians with the purpose of obtaining valuable mining licenses of iron ore mineral oxide ilmenite.

The Vienna regional court for criminal cases elected him a measure of restraint in the form of the extradition arrest, but agreed to release on bail of 125 million euros and the obligation not to leave Austria.

April 30, 2015, the same court rejected the request of the U.S. justice Department on the extradition of Firtash to America.

A businessman at the end of the trial for his extradition to the US, told reporters in Vienna on intentions to return to Ukraine. At the same time, then he could not specify the timing of the return, citing procedural issues.