Kiev swaps 2 Russian detainees for Ukraine’s pilot Savchenko

The Ukrainian authorities on Wednesday have freed two captured Russian citizens as a part of an apparent prisoner swap with Moscow, which also saw a release of the Ukrainian army pilot Nadiya Savchenko from jail in Russia.
Some political experts in Kiev have suggested that the prisoner exchange could become a first step towards warming up in relations between Kiev and Moscow, which have been deteriorating since early 2014 over different stances on the developments in Crimea and eastern Ukraine.

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