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No Prisoner Exchange for Savchenko

The Russian Justice Ministry has announced that a long-awaited restrained sell between Moscow and Kiev would not happen.

Jailed Ukrainian troops commander Nadiya Savchenko was due to be extradited in sell for dual Russian soldiers, Alexander Alexandrov and Yevgeny Yerofeyev, following high-level talks.

Russian Justice Minister Alexander Konovalov told a RIA Novosti news group on Tuesday that a understanding would usually go forward if Savchenko served a punishment given to her by a Russian justice in her local Ukraine.

“The restrained send routine is a prolonged one,” pronounced Konovalov. “It doesn’t occur on a basement of an exchange. It’s a same general routine a Russian supervision follows with any nation it has a shared agreement with. These transfers mostly tumble through.”

While a some-more spontaneous restrained sell can be organised by tactful channels, a use doesn’t come underneath Justice Ministry jurisdiction, he said.

Following talks in late April, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko had announced in media interviews that Savchenko would be “returning home in a few weeks.”

More recently however, Alexandrov’s and Yerofeyev’s counsel had told reporters that an sell seemed unlikely.

“[For a sell to happen,] Ukraine needs to commend Savchenko’s outcome and Russia needs to do a same with Erofeyev and Alexandrov,” pronounced counsel Olga Sokolovskaya in an talk with Radio Free Europe. “It’s apparent that conjunction side will do that.”

Savchenko was given a jail judgment of 22 years by a justice in Rostov on charges of impasse in murdering Russian reporters in eastern Ukraine. Alexandrov and Yerofeyev were condemned to 14 years by a justice in Kiev for “participation in armed charge opposite Ukraine” in a Donbass region.

Article source: http://www.themoscowtimes.com/article/569716.html

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