: Savchenko must spend 22 years in Ukrainian prison - Russian Penitentiary

18:52 May. 4, 2016

Savchenko must spend 22 years in Ukrainian prison - Russian Penitentiary

Rally in support of Nadiya Savchenko in Dnipropetrovsk (UNIAN Photo)

Kremlin says extradition is only possible if Kyiv agrees to execute verdict on Ukrainian pilot

Ukraine must fully accept Nadiya Savchenko's verdict delivered by the Russian court. The extradition of the Ukrainian pilot will only be possible if Kyiv agrees to send her to prison. This is according to the Russian Federal Penitentiary Service.

Watch also: Savchenko to resume hunger strike without water if extradition delayed – lawyer

"If Ukraine's Ministry of Justice guarantees the full execution of the verdict, the Federal Penitentiary Service will apply for the extradition of the accused", said in the statement.

The Kremlin expects Kyiv to imprison Savchenko for 22 years as ordered by the Russian court.

Earlier Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko categorically refused to accept the verdict on the pilot. "Ukraine will never recognise the so-called trial and the sentence. I stress, never!", Poroshenko posted on Facebook.

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