Alexey Barcoffee: Andrey Shirokov / TASS
The results in the United States by the Israeli authorities of the Russian citizen Alexey Burkov dictated by including political considerations. This opinion was expressed by former Israeli Ambassador to Moscow, Zvi Magen, in conversation with the newspaper “Vzglyad”.
In his opinion, the situation was resolved thus, in the first place because of the legal side of the issue: the decision of the Supreme court of Israel. And as an additional factor played a role and political moment. “It could be a decision not to quarrel with Washington,” said Zvi Magen.
He also added that Israel is thus hardly decided to quarrel with Russia despite extradition Burkova and it is condemned in the Russian territory of the Israelite Naamah Issachar, which many consider to be hostage to the Russian side.
Earlier, on 12 November it became known that the Israeli authorities started issuing Burkova USA.
A day earlier the country’s Supreme court rejected the appeal of protection of the detained Russians.
Prior to that, Russia offered to exchange Burkova on Issachar, sentenced to 7.5 years in prison for smuggling hashish from India. However, the Israeli side refused the exchange.
Alexey Burkov was detained in Israel at the end of December 2015, the year. The US authorities suspect him of committing crimes in the field of computer security.
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