MOSCOW, April 29 (RAPSI) – Ukrainian national Nadezhda Savchenko, convicted in Russia over the murder of two Russian journalists, has filled in petitions, necessary for her extradition to Ukraine, her lawyer Nikolay Polozov, wrote in his Facebook on Friday.
According to the lawyer, the formulation of petitions’ details were carefully thought out, in some cases Savchenko rejected wordings contained in the model applications under the convention on extradition, replacing them with her own phrases. All petitions were addressed to Gennady Kornienko, the head of Russia’s Federal Penitentiary Service.
In his Facebook post Polozov has stated that from now on Savchenko’s transfer depends on the promptness of Russian authorities.
Ukrainian retired officer Nadezhda Savchenko was sentenced to 22 years in prison for involvement in the murder of two Russian journalists and illegal border crossing. A court in Donetsk, a town in southern Russia, has established that Savchenko was responsible for conducting concealed observation and directing mortar fire in an attack against a roadblock held by militias of the self-proclaimed Lugansk People’s Republic and a group of civilians there, including three Russian journalists, near the village of Metallist, the Lugansk Region, on June 17, 2014. The attack killed Two Russian television journalists, Igor Kornelyuk and Anton Voloshin.