April 27, 2016 / 5:01 PM / a year ago

Procedure to extradite Ukraine's Savchenko from Russia started: RIA

MOSCOW (Reuters) - A procedure to extradite jailed Ukrainian pilot Nadezhda Savchenko from Russia has been started, RIA news agency quoted her lawyer as saying on Wednesday.

Former Ukrainian army pilot Nadezhda Savchenko looks out from a glass-walled cage during a verdict hearing at a court in the southern border town of Donetsk in Rostov region, Russia, in this still image taken from video March 22, 2016. REUTERS/REUTERS TV

The lawyer, Mark Feygin, said the process could take from one to two months, according to the report.

Reporting by Vladimir Soldatkin; Editing by Angus MacSwan

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