– The court established that on August 25, 2017 in Sochi, Nodar Malashkhia and his friends came to a friend’s house to settle things. During the fight, which turned into a mutual fight, the victim drew a gun and fired into the air. After that, Malashkhiya inflicted several blows on his head, and then, taking possession of the pistol, shot him in the back. The man died from his injuries, the press service of the control authority noted.
A Sochi court delivered a verdict for the murder in the summer of 2018 in absentia, and he himself was placed on the wanted list. In November 2020, the man was detained in Greece, after which the General Prosecutor’s Office sent an extradition request.
According to the press service of the Main Directorate of the Ministry of Internal Affairs for the Krasnodar Territory, today at the Athens airport Malashkhiya was handed over to representatives of the Russian law enforcement agencies for delivery to Moscow.