Jailed Russian pilot’s wife hopeful husband will return home after Putin

Wife of jailed Russian pilot Yaroshenko says letter to Trump is ‘last hope’ (Photo Credit: Artiom Geodakyan/TASS


ROSTOV-ON-DON, July 7. /TASS/. Viktoria Yaroshenko, the wife of Russian pilot Konstantin Yaroshenko, who has been sentenced to 20 years in prison in the United States, hopes that her husband will return home after the upcoming meeting between Russian President Vladimir Putin and his US counterpart Donald Trump.

On Friday, Putin and Trump are expected to hold their first bilateral meeting on the sidelines of the G20 summit in Hamburg. Ahead of the meeting, Yaroshenko and his wife wrote a letter to Putin asking him to raise the pilot’s issue, however, Russian Presidential Spokesman Dmitry Peskov said he did not know if the two presidents would discuss Yaroshenko’s future. At the same time, he said that the Russian president had been informed about the pilot’s letter.

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Source: Tass News

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