: BREAKING: Nadiya Savchenko's flight has landed

15:12 May. 25, 2016

BREAKING: Nadiya Savchenko's flight has landed

Nadiya Savchenko (UNIAN Photo)

Ukrainian pilot coming home after being illegally held two years in Russia 

Ukraine's President Petro Poroshenko confirmed via Twitter. He is the first to greet her on the Ukrainian soil.  

Poroshenko's address live at 15:15 Kyiv local time. 

On May 25, Ukrainian pilot-turned-MP Nadiya Savchenko, who was illegally held in Russia for almost two years, was released and exchanged for the two Russian Special Forces servicemen captured in eastern Ukraine last year.

Convicted Russian Special Forces Aleksandr Aleksandrov and Yevgeniy Yerofeyev left Ukraine. This was reported by Valentin Rybin, Aleksandrov's lawyer in his interview with the Ukrainian TV channel "112". 

Watch also Nadiya Savchenko possibly on her way back to Ukraine (live broadcasting and updates)

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