Ukranian Muay Thai Champion Arrested For Alleged Murder



Vadim Olenchik, a Ukrainian MMA champion, was detained in St. Petersburg for the alleged murder of a man in Kyiv, Ukraine.


Interpol officers arrested Olenchik on January 30 on charges of murder and vehicle theft. The Ukrainian fighter had been placed on the international wanted list since 2017 and will be extradited back to Ukraine to face trial.


”By a resolution of the Solomenskiy district court in Kiev on January 31, the prisoner chose a preventive measure in the form of detention” said Nadezhda Maksimets, a spokesperson at the Moscow Prosecutor’s Office.”Now after deciding on his detention, we prepare documents for his extradition to Ukraine.”


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