The Ministry of Justice has decided on accepting a convicted by a Russian court Valentin Vygovskyi to Ukraine for further punishment on the basis of the Convention on the Transfer of Sentenced Persons of 1983, according to the information on the Ministry of Justice website.
“Now the documents have already been sent in Darnitskiy district court of Kyiv with a motion for enforcement of sentence of Valentin Vygovskyi by the Russian Federation court in accordance with the legislation of Ukraine. After receiving a copy of the court decision, the Ministry of Justice will send the information to the Russian Federation on its decision together with a copy of the court ruling. After that, with the consent of all parties, the prisoner is to be transferred,” reads the message.
The Russian court recognized Valentin Vygovskyi a Ukrainian spy and sentenced to 11 years' imprisonment in a strict regime colony. Ukrainian Ministry of Foreign Affairs called the sentence another manifestation of cynicism.
Vygovskyi was detained in the Crimea, the representatives by the so-called "Crimean self-defense", who later beat and tortured the prisoner. FSB claims that the accused recruited employees of the Russian military-industrial complex over the internet in order to make them collect confidential data for Ukrainian security services.