ROSTOV-ON-DON, July 5. /TASS/. Wife of Russian pilot Konstantin Yaroshenko, sentenced to 20 years in prison, Victoria called his letter to the President of the United States Donald Trump last hope for a meeting with the family. This opinion was expressed on Wednesday by TASS.
Previously, the newspaper “Izvestia” reported, citing Yaroshenko that he turned to the Tramp with a request to return home. According to the newspaper, the letter was delivered to the White house through the Russian Embassy in Washington on 4 July.
“This letter – the last hope, the cry of the soul, since he decided to appeal directly to the President of the United States. Requests or pardon, or transfer under the Convention, the exchange,” she said.
According to the wife of the pilot, the whole family is hoping for a response from the current President of the United States. “I very much hope that our letter will not remain without attention, and Mr. trump some answers. And this letter, and the one that wrote Lyubov Mikhailovna (mother of the pilot, died in the spring of 2017 – approx. TASS). (…) I think that in this situation, the President is the most powerful body,” – said Yaroshenko.
She added that after his mother’s death as Constantine deteriorated. “The news of the death of his mother undermined not only the physical but also the moral health of Constantine. Of course, among other things, it is very difficult to be there on a psychological level,” explained the wife of the pilot.
The Case Yaroshenko
The Russian was sentenced on 7 September 2011 to 20 years in prison. In the US it was brought from Liberia, where he was arrested on may 28, 2010. Acting under the cover of American agents of the Federal Directorate for combating drug trafficking allegedly caught him in criminal intent on the transportation of large quantities of cocaine. Yaroshenko is serving a sentence in prison Fort Dix in new Jersey.
As previously reported, the mother of Konstantin Yaroshenko died in hospital of Rostov-on-don of a heart attack in early may of this year, and not waiting for a meeting with the son at home.
The wife and daughter of a Russian citizen also addressed Trump a letter asking for clemency, highlighting the possible role of liberation in the relationship between Russia and the United States. Earlier, the appeal for pardon Yaroshenko to the President of the United States was signed by the Commissioner for human rights in the Russian Federation Tatiana Moskalkova. Official representatives of the Russian authorities and the family of the pilot has repeatedly appealed to US with the request to extradite Yaroshenko.