The RBC source claims that the “exchange” procedure is likely to look like this: both parties will transfer the convicts to each other to serve their sentences in their homeland. It is reported that the procedure should be "synchronized" by Moscow and Kiev.
Nadezhda Savchenko’s lawyer, Nikolay Polozov, said that the Ukrainian Ministry of Justice had already sent a request to the Russian Federation with a request to transfer Savchenko “to serve the sentence in Ukraine”. According to the same Polozov, a similar request from the Russian Ministry of Justice regarding Yevgeny Yerofeyev and Alexander Alexandrov will be transferred to Kiev immediately after the sentence comes into force (unless an appeal is made). According to the latest information, the lawyers of the Russians did not file an appeal.
But lawyer Yevgeny Yerofeyev believes that the parties will eventually agree on a “synchronous procedure of pardoning convicts,” which the presidents of the two countries can implement.