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

Source : 112 Ukraine

Nadia Savchenko, the Ukrainian helicopter pilot controversially jailed in Russia, has been released in a prisoner exchange that may bring fresh diplomatic impetus to ending the war in east Ukraine.
14:18, 25 May 2016

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Miss Savchenko, 35, was exchanged for Alexander Alexandrov and Yevgeny Yerofeev, two members of the Russian special forces, in a hurried swap on the tarmac of Rostov on Don airport, in southern Russia, on Tuesday afternoon. 

The helicopter pilot and army officer was on board a plane back to Ukraine by early afternoon, a source close to the exchange said. 

The exchange follows a two-year diplomatic impasse during which Petro Poroshenko, the Ukrainian president, accused Vladimir Putin of using Miss Savchenko as a hostage to exert pressure on Kiev over the war in east Ukraine. 

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