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Russia withdraws from agreement with Georgia on handover of inmates

July 06, 2015, 11:58 UTC+3 MOSCOW

The agreement on handing over inmates to serve their sentence in the neighbor country was signed between Russia and Georgia in Moscow on March 19, 1996

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MOSCOW, July 6. /TASS/. Russian President Vladimir Putin has approved a government proposal on suspending the agreement signed with Georgia concerning the transfer of inmates, according to the presidential decree posted on the official legal information portal on Monday.

The agreement on handing over inmates to serve their sentence in the neighbor country was signed between Russia and Georgia in Moscow on March 19, 1996.

The president has ordered the Foreign Ministry to send a respective notification to the Georgian side "on Russia’s intention not to become a participant of the Agreement between the Russian Federation and Georgia."

The proposal was earlier introduced to the Russian cabinet by the Justice Ministry and agreed with the Foreign Ministry and the Supreme Court.

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