Russia's Justice Ministry considers possibility of transferring Sentsov, Kolchenko, Afanasiev, and Soloshenko to Ukraine

The Federal Penitentiary Service will form a proposal for the Ministry of Justice on the transfer of four illegally convicted Ukrainians to Kyiv for serving the sentence in the homeland.

This was announced by the Ministry of Justice of the Russian Federation, Censor.NET reports citing Interfax.

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"Following the applications of the Ukrainian side received on March 10, the Ministry of Justice has sent letters to the FPS, asking to prepare all necessary documents to settle the issue of transferring sentenced Ukrainians Kolchenko, Afanasiev, Sentsov, and Soloshenko and check the presence or absence of facts preventing this transfer," the statement reads.

It also notes that the Ministry of Justice of Ukraine was informed about this on the same day. "Upon receiving the documents, the Russian Ministry of Justice should check their compliance with the provisions of the Convention on the Transfer of Sentenced Persons of 1983, and if there are no reasons preventing the transfer of the sentenced persons, they will be handed over to the Ukrainian side," the statement notes.

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The ministry also stressed that the final decision on the transfer of convicted by Russian courts citizens to their states for serving the sentence is taken by the federal courts of the Russian Federation.Источник: https://censor.net.ua/en/n383406