: Savchenko pays the fine imposed by Russian court

18:11 May. 8, 2016

Savchenko pays the fine imposed by Russian court

Rally in support of Nadiya Savchenko (UNIAN Photo)

On April 29 Ukraine's pilot filled in all the necessary documents to be extradited from Russia to Ukraine

Ukrainian pilot and MP Nadiya Savchenko, who is illegally convicted and held in Russia, has paid a USD 450 fine (30,000 Russian rubles), as was assigned by a Russian court.

This was stated by the Ukrainian pilot's mother Mariya Savchenko, according to 112 Ukraine TV channel.

"We are communicating with (Savchenko's) lawyers via Internet, and (in person) when they arrive - for example, Polozov was here for three days, so we met him the other day. He said that Nadiya felt a little better, she resumed eating a bit. He told me that she was given documents to return to Ukraine. The documents had a paragraph where she had to admit she crossed the border and asked for asylum. Polozov said it made her laugh. The documents also stated that a fine should be paid. Polozov explained to Nadiya that there was a rule - if she did not pay the fine then those documents would not be considered valid. Then she agreed to that. She did not have money there, the consuls gave her about USD 600 (40,000 Russian rubles), and she gave out USD 450 to pay the fine and said 'let them hang themelves", Savchenko's mother said.

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

A Russian court on March 22 sentenced Savchenko to 22 years in prison for the alleged murder of Russian journalists who were illegally working in the east of Ukraine in 2014. On April 24, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko announced he had agreed with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin on the terms of Savchenko's release.

Her lawyer Polozov said on April 29 that his client had filled in all the necessary documents to be extradited from Russia to Ukraine.

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