Russia has sent Ukraine an extradition request for two suspects believed to have been involved in the brutal murder of 12 people in a village in southern Russia, the spokesman for Russia's Investigative Committee Vladimir Markin said.
"We have already sent the relevant documents to Ukraine, necessary for extradition [of the two suspects] to Russia and completing investigations," Markin said.
Vladimir Alekseev and Sergey Ryabtsev, both in their late twenties, have been placed on an Interpol wanted list.
"The prosecution believes that everyone who played a part in the cruel massacre has now been detained," Markin said.
The bodies of 12 people, including eight adults and four children, were found in a house in the village of Kushchevskaya, Krasnodar region, on November 5. The adults were stabbed to death, three of the children were strangled and the other died of smoke inhalation.
Serever Ametov, 51, the farmer who owned the house is believed to have been celebrating a Russian public holiday on November 4 with his family and friends.
MOSCOW, December 10 (RIA Novosti)