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Sunday, October 23, 2016

Ryabkov reiterated Russia’s request to exchange Yaroshenko and bout

Deputy foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov reiterated Russia’s offer to exchange U.S. of Russian pilot Konstantin Yaroshenko and businessman Viktor bout on American prisoners in Russia.

According to him, in this case, Moscow offered Washington to use the mechanism of the Council of Europe Convention of 1983, to use it against US citizens who are serving sentences in Russia.

“If we were talking about Yaroshenko, he is among those whom we would like to release under this scheme, as well as Viktor Bout,” said he, assuring mother and wife Yaroshenko that the foreign Ministry is making every effort.

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