VILNIUS, July 30 (RAPSI) - The lawyers of Russian national Dmitry Ustinov, who was detained in Lithuania on suspicion of arms smuggling, have appealed the decision of the Vilnius District Court to extradite him to the United States, RIA Novosti reported.

The US special services established that in 2010 Ustinov wrote an e-mail to a co-conspirator asking to buy him night vision equipment. Between July 2010 and October 2012, Ustinov allegedly acquired and later sold at least 13 items of military-oriented night vision equipment including PVS-14 sights after smuggling them out of the United States.

If convicted in the United States, where he is accused of illegal arms sales and smuggling, as well as money laundering, Ustinov will face at least 20 years in prison.

The authorities of the state of Delaware issued an arrest warrant for him on March 26. Ustinov was detained in Vilnius Airport on April 15 and his detention was later extended to August 15 because the case materials from the United States had only arrived in early June and needed to be translated into Russian.

Ustinov has denied all charges and expressed his desire not to be extradited to the United States.