Moscow is holding consultations on exchange convicted in Russia of the citizen of Ukraine Hope Savchenko on the group of Russians, including serving sentences in the U.S. of Victor bout and Konstantin Yaroshenko, reports “Interfax” with reference to informed sources. The Agency does not specify, who exactly is the parties to the negotiations.
“Currently, consultations are ongoing, including through confidential channels, about possible release Savchenko by sharing. The Russian side proposed a list of their fellow citizens, in exchange for the grant which is ready to release former Ukrainian army”, — said the Agency interlocutor.
He said that in this list are sentenced to long prison terms in the US, the entrepreneur Viktor Bout and pilot Konstantin Yaroshenko. “Among them are the Russians, whose activities are usually not advertised,” — said the Agency interlocutor.
Attorney Savchenko mark Feigin said the Agency, which has no information about such talks, but would be happy with the outcome. “For me personally, as a lawyer do not care who will exchange: bout, Yaroshenko — for me does not play any role. To release Savchenko legitimate ways absolutely and totally impossible,” he said.
“I don’t know, will this USA, since Savchenko is not their citizen, but if for humanitarian reasons they would do that, it would also exit. If this happens, may it be so”, — said Feigin.