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  • Freed Ukrainian pilot gets hero's welcome on return to Kiev story has photosstory has video
    Updated: May-25-16 3:40 pm

    KIEV, Ukraine - During the nearly two years that she was imprisoned in Russia, Ukrainian pilot Nadezhda Savchenko became a national hero in absentia, lauded for her flinty defiance. On Wednesday she made a celebrated return to the country still embroiled in a fight against Moscow-backed separatists.

  • Ukrainian pilot returns home as unrivalled national hero 
    Updated: May-25-16 12:03 pm

    MOSCOW - When war broke out in eastern Ukraine, pilot Nadezhda Savchenko left her hometown to join the fight against Russia-backed separatists. Nearly two years after she was captured, then tried and convicted in Russia, she returned home to a rapturous welcome in Kiev.