: Savchenko may be exchanged for Russian criminals kept in U.S.
Politics16:29 Mar. 29, 2016

Savchenko may be exchanged for Russian criminals kept in U.S.

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Nadiya Savchenko, a Ukrainian pilot imprisoned in Russia could possibly be exchanged for Russian criminals held behind bars in the U.S.  

Read also Savchenko Trial Verdict (updates)

According to Interfax news agency, there are talks already underway between Moscow and Washington.  

A Russian businessman with ties to organised crime got 25 years in an American prison for illegal sale of guns.

Another name that is on a list of possible extraditions to the Russian Federation is that of pilot Konstantin Yaroshenko who was convicted of drug trafficing and sentenced to 20 years in prison. 

On March 22 Ukrainian pilot Nadiya Savchenko was sentenced to 22 years in prison by a Russian court. Judges found her guilty on charges of complicity in the deaths of two Russian journalists and of crossing the Russian border illegally. For the duration of her case her legal team have said the charges are fabricated and a guilty verdict was a foregone conclusion.

On March 22 The U.S. Department of State released its official statement concerning the Russian court's unjust verdict against Ukrainian pilot Nadiya Savchenko.

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