Russians jailed in Ukraine return to Moscow in Savchenko exchange deal

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Series Details 25.05.16
Publication Date 25/05/2016
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Media reports suggested on 25 May 2016 that Ukraine and Russia had carried out a prisoner swap, which saw Ukrainian pilot Nadiya Savchenko return home in exchange for Russian soldiers Alexander Alexandrov and Yevgeny Yerofeyev, who had been captured in eastern Ukraine.

While Ms Savchenko was received as a hero back in Ukraine, the two soldiers had a private welcome at Moscow’s Vnukovo airport.

Some officials and analysts considered that this move could help mend the relations between the two countries. EU and NATO officials welcomed the release of Ms Savchenko.

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