On Friday February 16th, 2018, the office of special council announced indictments of 13 Russian Federation nationals with the crimes of fraud against the United States. According to CNN, Russia has officially denied any involvement in the alleged crimes.
Despite the currently-tense relationship between Russia and the US, the 2 countries still maintain diplomatic relations and both claim to cooperate in the areas thwarting criminal activity. Specifically, both countries have listed incidents in which law enforcement agencies informed their counterparts in efforts to thwart terrorist acts.
I would like to know if anyone knows (or can provide any links to any information) whether the US has made formal extradition requests to Russia for the Russian nationals charged with these crimes. I would really appreciate not having answers of the "what would be the point" kind. I am asking if it has happened. I am not claiming it would be successful.
Firstly, it would allow Russia to prove its innocence (if it is indeed not involved). Secondly, it would also follow the standard jurisprudence practice in cases of people formally accused of crimes. And lastly, it would demonstrate that the charges were made in earnest (which is necessary to prevent any future accusations of showmanship that would be made given the political nature of the investigation).