This was announced to journalists by the press secretary of the President of Russia Dmitry Peskov.

“Of course, every possible effort was made.

In any case, we will continue to closely monitor how the rights of a Russian citizen are observed,” he said.

On January 31, Sapieha was denied pardon.

The deputy head of the administration of the President of the Republic, Olga Chupris, explained that “it was completely legally denied,” since a number of conditions must be met for an act of pardon.

She recalled that Sapieha did not serve half of the term.

In May 2022, a court in Belarus sentenced Sapega to six years in prison.