The Ministry of justice sent US a request for the return of the Russian pilot Konstantin Yaroshenko in an American prison, RIA Novosti reported citing the Ministry.
“The letter of the Ministry of justice a request for the transfer of K. V. Yaroshenko to Russia sent to the Russian foreign Ministry for transmission through diplomatic channels to the competent authorities of the United States of America. Upon receipt of the response of the American side and the necessary documents on this issue that will be addressed in accordance with the provisions of the Convention on the transfer of sentenced persons of 1983 and of the Russian legislation”, — stated in the message Department.
Yaroshenko was convicted in the United States in 2011 to 20 years in prison on charges of planning to the delivery of large quantities of drugs into U.S. territory. In the US, the Russian was brought from Liberia, where he was arrested on may 28, 2010. In April 2016, the court of appeals of new York denied Yaroshenko in the revision of the sentence.
Earlier it was reported that the Ministry received the request of the lawyer, Yaroshenko on transfer of his client at home and send the corresponding prepared by treatment of the American side.