Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov announces Moscow's readiness to use the mechanism of the Council of Europe Convention on the Transfer of Sentenced Persons and to exchange prisoners with the USA, reports the newspaper Izvestia.
“We can literally solve the situation with our compatriots who are serving the breathtaking conditions in the USA. If the Americans agree to activate the mechanism of the Council of Europe Convention on the Transfer of Sentenced Persons, we are ready to hand over their citizens to the Americans, “he said.
According to him, the transfer of Paul Whelan to the United States, convicted in Russia for espionage, is not being considered.
“In previous stages, there has been a discussion about who exactly we can keep in mind in this context, but Mr Paul Whelan is in these lists, in these lists and in the references that we did, we did not. , “Ryabkov emphasized.