Putin signs decree to pardon Nadia Savchenko
15:22, 25 May 2016

Putin signs decree to pardon Nadia Savchenko

The plane with Nadia Savchenko on board has already landed in Kyiv Boryspil airport

15:22, 25 May 2016

President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin has signed a decree to pardon Ukrainian pilot Nadia Savchenko previously sentenced to 22 years of prison by a Russian court, Putin’s spokesman Dmitriy Peskov informed, ‘Kommersant’ reports.

Earlier, a plane of Ukraine’s President Petro Poroshenko carried Savchenko from Russia's Rostov-on-Don to Kyiv Boryspil airport.

Nadia Savchenko was exchanged for fighters of Russia’s Special Service sentenced to prison by a Kyiv court. A plane with the fighter has already landed in Russia.

Related: Savchenko lands in Kyiv: Watch

Related: Savchenko’s sister: ‘I don’t know, where they’ll take Nadia, but definitely not to detention center’

Related: The Telegraph: Jailed Ukraine pilot Nadia Savchenko heads home after prisoner swap with Russia

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