Putin signs order on pardoning Savchenko

Baku, May 25, AZERTAC 

Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed an order on pardoning former Ukrainian pilot Nadezhda Savchenko, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters on Wednesday, according to TASS.

Russian nationals Alexander Aleksandrov and Yevgeny Yerofeyev convicted in Kiev have been taken to Moscow.

The document published on the Kremlin’s website says: "Pardon convict Savchenko Nadezhda Victorovna, born on May 11, 1981 in Kiev, freeing her from further serving sentence in prison."

"Today a plane of Rossiya state transport company has taken to Moscow to the Vnukovo airport two Russian citizens - Yerofeyev and Aleksandrov who were in Kiev," Peskov said.

"Simultaneously, President Putin signed an order on pardoning Savchenko and she was taken to Kiev on a Ukrainian plane that arrived for her in Rostov," he added.

Ukraine’s President Petro Poroshenko confirmed a plane carrying former Ukrainian pilot Nadezhda Savchenko has landed in Kiev.

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