Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Savchenko 'freed in prisoner swap'

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Russia has released jailed Ukrainian pilot Nadiya Savchenko following a prisoner swap, local media say. There has been no official confirmation but sources said she was swapped for Russian prisoners Yevgeny Yerofeyev and Alexander Alexandrov held by Ukraine. Ms Savchenko was sentenced to 22 years in jail for killing two journalists in eastern Ukraine - charges she strenuously denied. She has become a symbol of Ukrainian resistance against Russia at home. BBC Photo