Released Savchenko arrives in Kyiv, hints at political career

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Savchenko photo Volodymyr Pertrov

After almost two years of captivity in Russia, Ukrainian military pilot Nadiya Savchenko, 35, is finally back at home.

After a Ukrainian government plane landed at Boryspil airport in the afternoon of May 25, Savchenko came out to talk to dozens of journalists, who immediately surrounded her.

“Pull back! All of you, please, don’t touch me,” she yelled. “I’m sorry, but I spent two years in a single cell, I lost the habit of being with people.”

Savchenko was exchanged for two Russian intelligence officers, Yevgeny Yerofeyev and Alexander Alexandrov, who were captured in Ukraine’s Donbas in May 2015.

For the full story, please visit The Kyiv Post.

(Photo: Volodymyr Pertrov)

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