Ukrainian military pilot Nadiya Savchenko was captured in 2014 while fighting with Ukrainian forces against pro-Moscow separatists in eastern Ukraine.
KIEV, Ukraine – Russian President Vladimir Putin pardoned and freed Ukrainian pilot Nadezhda Savchenko on Wednesday after holding her for nearly two years as part of a swap for two Russian servicemen jailed in Ukraine.
The Ukrainian president sent his plane to pick up Savchenko in Rostov-on-Don in southern Russia and to take her to Kiev, where she received a hero’s welcome. Nadiya Savchenko arrived home to scenes of jubilation on Wednesday and she promptly offered to fight again for Kiev in …read more
Source: Chiangrai Times