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Russian Justice Ministry Receives Savchenko Extradition Papers

The Russian Justice Ministry has perceived papers requesting a extradition of former Ukrainian commander Nadezhda Savchenko, a RBC news group reported Wednesday, citing Justice Minister Alexander Konovalov.

The papers are now being checked, Konovalov told reporters during a ongoing St. Petersburg International Legal Forum.

Konovalov pronounced that a extradition procession for Russian soldiers Alexander Alexandrov and Yevgeny Yerofeev, who were ostensible to be exchanged for Savchenko, had not nonetheless begun.

“[The soldiers] have to demonstrate their enterprise to be extradited and write a message. No such messages have been perceived yet,” he said, RBC reported.

Savchenko was given a jail judgment of 22 years by a justice in Rostov on charges of impasse in a murdering of dual 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/569777.html

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