MOSCOW (QHA) -

The Ministry of Justice of the Russian Federation admits the possibility of handing over Nadezhda Savchenko, a Ukrainian servicewoman and deputy of Batkivschyna party, to Ukrainian justice, given the Ukrainian side will recognize the decision of the Russian court.

It is worth mentioning that the prisoner may be transferred to Ukraine upon a court verdict entry into force, availability of the petition on transfer, her written consent, as well as the consent of both parties. Moreover, the application shall be submitted stating that the act she convicted of is subject to punishment by imprisonment in both countries, and the term of imprisonment shall be at least six months as of the date of receipt the request for extradition.

According to the article 471 of the Criminal Procedure Code of the Russian Federation, the transfer of a prisoner can be denied, if the Ukrainian side does not recognize the decision of the Russian court. So, the Ministry of Justice of the Russian Federation may hand over the convicted Ukrainian to her country for further completion of the sentence.

QHA