Ukrainians Gennadiy Afanasyev and Yury Soloshenko, convicted in Russia on charges of terrorism and espionage, has written a petition for pardon to the President of the Russian Federation. This “Media” the lawyer said Afanasyev Alexander Popkov, adding that the petition Soloshenko know from the media.
Thus a press-the Secretary of the President of Russia Vladimir Putin Dmitry Peskov said that any such talks, he heard nothing, although information about the possible release of the two prisoners have been circulated by the Ukrainian side back in the day return to the country of Hope Savchenko.
Recall that Afanasyev was sentenced to 7 years, is accused of preparing attacks in the Crimea in the “terrorist group” under the leadership of Director Oleg Sentsov. The attacks resulted in the arson of the doors of the office of “United Russia”.
In turn, the 73-year-old Soloshenko has received 6 years of strict regime for trying to buy in Russia parts of the complex s-300.
Note that Afanas’ev in the petition pleaded not guilty: according to Russian law to pardon this is not required, however, under Putin has become a practice to achieve such recognition from the prisoners. However, Nadiya Savchenko, was released after her pardon asked relatives of the victims in Ukraine journalists VGTRK in aiding and abetting the murder which pilot and Deputy of the Verkhovna Rada accused the court.
In total, according to various estimates, in Russia remain from 11 to 28 of the prisoners, which in Ukraine are considered political prisoners.
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