Convicted in Ukraine of citizens of Russia and Evgeny Erofeev Alexander Alexandrov, whom Kiev considers “the GRU soldiers”, is not scheduled to be exchanged for Ukrainian servicewoman Nadezhda Savchenko or anyone else from the citizens of Ukraine, who was sentenced in Russia to a real conclusion. On Friday, reports “RIA Novosti”, citing a source in law enforcement bodies.
“Such requests on the Russians [and Erofeeva Alexandrov] on transferring them for sentence to the homeland in the Russian Ministry of justice has still not arrived. But an international Treaty and does not imply an exchange, each procedure [consideration of requests for extradition in Moscow and in Kiev] is independently”, — quotes “RIA Novosti” his interlocutor. He noted that if necessary the procedure can be synchronized, but today such a task is not created and data processing is in the General order.
“You can do counter flows, but we have no such plans. Requests through the Ministry of justice will be considered, everything is in normal working order, without reference to the development of the situation with Russians in Ukraine”, — said the source RIA Novosti.
Official confirmation of this information, the Agency does not yet have.
April 20, “RIA Novosti” with reference to the press service of the Ministry of justice reported that the office has received a request of Kiev on the provision necessary for the transfer Savchenko documents. The decision on this issue should take the court, emphasized in Department.
April 20 the Ministry of justice of Ukraine announced that it has prepared the documents necessary for the return Savchenko home. Later in the day, “RIA Novosti” with reference to the press service of the Ministry of justice reported that the office has received a request of Kiev on the provision necessary for the transfer Savchenko documents. The decision on this issue should take the court, said the Russian Ministry.
A day earlier, on April 19, the issue of releasing Savchenko discussed the presidents of Ukraine and Russia Petro Poroshenko and Vladimir Putin. As announced after the Ukrainian leader, the heads of state agreed on “some algorithm” liberation of the Ukrainian pilot. The speaker of the Federation Council Valentina Matvienko, in turn, noted that to exchange Savchenko for Russian citizens “we need political will, and Russia it is.”
On 27 April, the lawyer Savchenko mark Feigin told me that on 7 April he received the statement of his client, its consent to the issuance of Ukraine for serving imprisonment there. Then, on April 7, according to Feigin, he gave a statement Savchenko, the Ukrainian justice Ministry, which made the corresponding request to the Ministry of justice.
That Savchenko received and fills in documents on the issue, reported also a soldier sister Vera Savchenko.
April 22, a Federal official announced that Moscow will give Savchenko to Ukraine for punishment, and Kiev returned to Russia Alexander and Yerofeyev, the processes will be synchronized, but will take place only at the end of may — after the verdict today, as the pair enters into force. This same information was confirmed by a source close to the leadership of the Federation Council.
On 10 may, the lawyer of Alexander and Oksana Erofeeva Sokolovsky said in an interview with “Radio Liberty” that Moscow and Kiev “took a break” in the exchange of her clients. “There were some agreements [on the exchange], which had not been completed. It is possible that the parties are awaiting the entry into force of the sentence Erofeev and gave. But now I come to the conclusion that the exchange may not take place”, — said Sokolowski.