“Due to the request of Russian Justice Ministry and the Justice Ministry of Ukraine, the Service is currently collecting the necessary materials; that includes Ms Savchenko’s statement where she expresses her will to continue to serve her time in Ukraine”, reads the message as quoted by TASS.
Russian Federal Penitentiary Service added that the papers will be sent to the Russian court and the Justice Ministry under the condition that Ukraine guarantees execution of sentence in Savchenko’s case.
On April 28, Savchenko’s defense team reported the extradition process began; her sister Vira confirmed that the detained fighter pilot received all the necessary documents.
Previously, the lawyers assumed that Nadiya Savchenko might get back to Ukraine by late May.
President Petro Poroshenko said he’d expected the Ukrainian to return home in matter of weeks, adding that he and his Russian counterpart Putin agreed on the procedure of her release.