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Russia transfers Nadiya Savchenko to Ukraine only under one condition

Russia will transfer Ukrainian pilot Nadiya Savchenko to Ukraine only if Ukraine recognizes the sentence of the Russian court and Savchenko serves it in Ukraine
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The question of transfer of Ukrainian pilot, MP and member of the PACE Nadiya Savchenko to Ukraine may be discussed only after the Russian court verdict. But only on condition that Ukraine recognizes the sentence of the Russian authorities and that Savchenko serves it in Ukraine. This was stated by the press service of the Russian Ministry of Justice, Joinfo.ua reports.

“According to article 471 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation, the transfer of a person to be denied in the case of … non-recognition of the sentence of the Russian Federation court by the court or other competent authority of a foreign country, or recognition of the sentence of the Russian Federation court by the court or other competent authority of a foreign country without establishing proper conditions of serving of punishment for prisoners. On admission to the Russian Ministry of Justice a request for the transfer of the convicted citizen of Ukraine for further imprisonment in the State of his nationality, it would be considered in accordance with the provisions of the Convention on the Transfer of Sentenced Persons and the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation ” – the statement read.

It emphasized that the issues of transfer of sentenced persons between Russia and Ukraine resolved on the basis of the provisions of the Convention on the Transfer of Sentenced Persons of 1983 and the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation.

“The sentenced person may be transferred under certain conditions, including the condition of the entry into force of the verdict and the consent of the convicted person (Article 3),” – the Ministry of Justice said.

Ukrainian pilot Nadiya Savchenko will remain in custody for at least until the next year, and then negotiations  on the exchange can be started.

Such information provides the lawyer Nikolai Polozov. He notes that Savchenko may be sentenced in November.

“Looking at the pace of the process, we can assume that it will end in the middle or end of November. The appeal shall be filed within 10 days, and is considered for 1 month. Ie the verdict might already be put into effect until the new year. After that, we can begin negotiations on the exchange, “- said the lawyer.

It should be recalled that earlier video of capturing of Nadiya Savchenko June 17, 2014by the militants in Donbas was published on web