Savchenko requires Convention on Transfer of Sentenced Persons be applied to her
The Ministry of Justice of Ukraine has received an appeal from the Ukrainian female pilot and MP Nadia Savchenko sentenced in Russia to imprisonment with a request to launch the process of her return to Ukraine, Justice Minister Pavlo Petrenko wrote on Facebook.
In her letter Savchenko asked to be transferred to Ukraine within the framework of the Council of Europe Convention on the Transfer of Sentenced Persons of 1983.
The appeal is dated April 7.
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Petrenko said he would do everything possible under international conventions to return Savchenko home.
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