14 Jun 2022 14:34

Kremlin proposes London request DPR on fate of Britons sentenced to death

MOSCOW. June 14 (Interfax) - A request regarding the fate of the Britons sentenced to death in the Donetsk People's Republic (DPR) should be addressed to the authorities of the country which handed down the sentence, but if the British authorities appeal to Russia, Moscow will be willing to listen to it most attentively, the Kremlin said.

"No, they have not addressed us, that's the first thing. The second is that one should certainly turn to the authorities of the country whose court handed down the sentence, and that is not the Russian Federation," Russian presidential press secretary Dmitry Peskov told reporters on Tuesday when asked whether British authorities had asked Russia about the fate of British nationals sentenced to death in the DPR and whether Moscow was willing to play any role in the matter.

"But of course, everything will depend on requests from London. And I am sure that the Russian party will be ready to listen to them," Peskov added.