Yaroshenko Lawyer Says Contacted Russian Embassy In US For Help After Biden-Putin Summit
Faizan Hashmi 1 month ago Thu 17th June 2021 | 03:30 AM
WASHINGTON (UrduPoint News / Sputnik - 17th June, 2021) The lawyer for Russian pilot Konstantin Yaroshenko, who is serving a prison sentence in the United States, contacted the Russian Embassy in Washington to facilitate a prisoners exchange after the summit between Russian President Vladimir Putin and US President Joe Biden in Geneva.
"I contacted the embassy, expressed my readiness to fully support the American judicial system in order to implement the release of our compatriots," Yaroshenko's lawyer Alexey Tarasov said on Wednesday.
"This could be an impetus for movement on the issue of the release of Konstantin Yaroshenko and Viktor But," Tarasov said.
Yaroshenko was arrested in Liberia in 2010 on suspicion of drug trafficking and later extradited to the United States. In 2011, a US court sentenced Yaroshenko to 20 years in prison for allegedly taking part in a conspiracy to smuggle a large amount of drugs into the country. Yaroshenko pleaded not guilty to the charges against him.