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    Russia frees Savchenko, Ukraine releases two Russian citizens
    May25

    Russia frees Savchenko, Ukraine releases two Russian citizens

    Photo: Reuters Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a decree pardoning Nadezhda Savchenko, who was sent to Kiev, Presidential Press Secretary Dmitry Peskov said Wednesday, Sputnik News reports. “Relatives of the murdered journalists requested that Vladimir Putin pardon Nadezhda Savchenko as a humane gesture,” Peskov added. Savchenko was...

    Hungary wants transparency in EU choice on Russian sanctions
    May25

    Hungary wants transparency in EU choice on Russian sanctions

    BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — The European Union’s decision on whether to extend economic sanctions against Russia for its actions in Ukraine should be… …read more Source:...

    Putin says widows of killed journalists asked for Savchenko pardon (AFP)
    May25

    Putin says widows of killed journalists asked for Savchenko pardon (AFP)

    Moscow (AFP) – Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday said the widows of two Russian journalists killed in eastern Ukraine had asked him to pardon Ukrainian pilot Nadiya Savchenko, convicted of complicity in their deaths. …read more Source: The West...

    Fight against doping
    May25

    Fight against doping

    The World Boxing Council (WBC), under its president Mauricio Sulaiman, must be commended for the lead role it has played in exposing the ills of performance enhancing drugs and inspiring the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to take action against cheats. The WBC some months ago joined forces with VADA, the Voluntary Anti Doping Agency under...

    Nadiya Savchenko returns to Ukraine
    May25

    Nadiya Savchenko returns to Ukraine

    Ukrainian military pilot Nadiya Savchenko arrived home in Kiev on Wednesday after nearly two years in a Russian jail, part of a prisoner swap in which two Russians held in Ukraine were returned to Moscow. Alexander Alexandrov and Yevgeny Yerofeyev, were now back in Russia, having landed at Moscow’s Vnukovo airport on a special flight from...

    Moscow swaps Ukraine pilot Savchenko for 2 Russian servicemen
    May25

    Moscow swaps Ukraine pilot Savchenko for 2 Russian servicemen

    Savchenko’s refusal to bend after nearly two years in Russian custody has made her a national hero in Ukraine. …read more Source:...

    Moscow frees Ukraine pilot in swap for Russians held in conflict
    May25

    Moscow frees Ukraine pilot in swap for Russians held in conflict

    Ukrainian military pilot Nadiya Savchenko arrived home in Kiev on Wednesday after nearly two years in a Russian jail, part of a prisoner swap in which two Russians held in Ukraine were returned to Moscow. Handing over Savchenko, whose release had been demanded by Western governments and who has become a national hero in Ukraine, […] The post...

    Moscow frees Ukraine pilot in swap for Russians
    May25

    Moscow frees Ukraine pilot in swap for Russians

    A Ukrainian military pilot has arrived home in Kiev after nearly two years in a Russian jail, part of a prisoner swap in which two Russians held in Ukraine were returned to Moscow. …read more Source: RTÉ...

    Two Russian prisoners, swapped for Ukrainian pilot, land in Moscow (AFP)
    May25

    Two Russian prisoners, swapped for Ukrainian pilot, land in Moscow (AFP)

    Moscow (AFP) – Two alleged Russian soldiers who were sentenced to 14 years in prison by Kiev for fighting alongside rebels in eastern Ukraine landed in Moscow on Wednesday in a swap for Ukrainian pilot Nadiya Savchenko, Russian television showed. …read more Source: The West...

    The Latest: Putin: Ukrainian pilot freed due to mercy
    May25

    The Latest: Putin: Ukrainian pilot freed due to mercy

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) ” The Latest on Ukrainian pilot Nadezda Savchenko (all times local):3:30 p.m.Russian President Vladimir Putin says in televised comments that he has decided to pardon Ukrainian pilot Nadezda Savchenko, who has… …read more Source: The New Zealand...