December 14, 2022, 08:04 – Public News Service – OSN
Returned from prison USA in Russia Viktor Bout said that he once crossed paths with pilot Konstantin Yaroshenko, also released from American imprisonment. Booth emphasized that up to this point they had never crossed paths.
The only time they met was in a New York prison. And only through glass.
“We only managed to wave our hands at each other, and that’s all,” the Russian specified in an interview with Izvestia.
Bout was convicted in the United States for attempting to illegally trade weapons. In April 2012, he was sentenced to 25 years in prison. The exchange for American basketball player Brittney Griner took place on December 8. Booth was in a US prison for over 14 years.
Pilot Yaroshenko was detained in Liberia in the spring of 2010. He was accused of organizing drug smuggling and sentenced to 20 years in prison. He spent 12 years in prison. In April 2022, Yaroshenko was exchanged for American Trevor Reed.
Earlier, the Public News Service reported that Bout was undergoing examination in one of the Moscow medical centers. If necessary, he can be hospitalized.