After trial the Russian citizen Viktor Ageyev who was detained in the zone of military operations in Donbas, can be exchanged for the Ukrainian journalist Roman Sushchenko, who is being held in Russia, Sushchenko's lawyer Mark Feigin said in a comment to Radio Liberty.
“We should not expect a quick resolution, as Ageyev was detained with weapons near Luhansk. So investigation should be conducted and a court should deliver the judgment. After this the process procedures, which we call as exchange, in fact it is granting mercy, can be carried out. Thus, the decision on two fates will be made after the court: serviceman Ageyev the one hand, if he is pardoned by President Poroshenko, and, for example, my client Sushchenko, whom Putin could pardon after the trial, on the other," Feigin reports.
He noted that the situation with Ageyev became public and was similar to the one of the Russians Aleksandr Aleksandrov and Yevgeny Erofeyev, who had been exchanged for Nadezhda Savchenko.
Earlier QHA reported that on June 24 in the Luhansk region the enemy sabotage and reconnaissance group had been destroyed, as a result two militants, including a Russian citizen, had been killed. Another Russian contract serviceman Victor Ageyev had been taken to prison. The Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation has traditionally retracted from the captive Russian.