Russian, Ukrainian regimes swap prisoners

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May 25, 2016
Washington Post    
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"Russia and Ukraine appeared close Wednesday to wrapping up a high-level prisoner swap with a Ukrainian helicopter pilot dubbed the country's 'Joan of Arc' traded for two Russian servicemen accused of being members of Russian military intelligence. The pilot, Nadezhda Savchenko, was back in Ukraine's capital Kiev, said a message posted on Twitter by Ukraine's president Poro Poroshenko. That appeared to set in motion the release of the two Russians, but official details had not been made by either side. The Ukrainian, Lt. Nadiya Savchenko, and the Russians - Capt. Yevgeny Yerofeyev and Sgt. Alexander Alexandrov -- were all captured during fighting in [Donetsk People's Republic], where pro-Russian separatists have carved out an unrecognized [sic] statelet after two years of war with Kiev." (05/25/16)

https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/europe/russia-frees-imprisoned-ukrainian-pilot-in-dramatic-prisoner-swap-say-reports/2016/05/25/75ccaed4-24e9-4f1a-bbf6-ccb17a4d9c00_story.html  

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