As reported by “Interfax”, negotiations on the return of bout and Yaroshenko has not yet finished, their contents kept secret.
Booth in 2012 convicted in the United States for 25 years on charges of arms trafficking and supporting terrorism. Yaroshenko in 2013 was sentenced to 20 years in prison on charges of drug trafficking.
American Paul Whelan in 2020 was sentenced to 16 years in prison in Russia. The Russian authorities accused him of espionage.