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Savchenko Defiant After Release By Russia

Freed Ukrainian pilot Nadia Savchenko said she was prepared to continue fighting for her country. After nearly two years of imprisonment, she was released by Russia on May 25 in a prisoner exchange. Savchenko was swapped for two Russians who had been captured in eastern Ukraine while fighting alongside Russia-backed separatists. Speaking next to Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, Savchenko thanked her family and others who fought for her release. (RFE/RL's Ukrainian Service)