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 Obama and Merkel persuaded Putin to return Savchenko to Ukraine, - Tymoshenko

United States President Barack Obama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel have managed to convince Russian President Vladimir Putin to return illegally detained Ukrainian pilot Nadiia Savchenko to Ukraine.

Batkivshchyna leader Yuliia Tymoshenko said on air of Shuster Live talk show, Censor.NET reports.

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"According to our information, there is a decision that she will be returned to Ukraine - either swapped [for GRU officers Yerofeyev and Aleksandrov - ed.] or transferred pursuant to international legal instruments to serve her sentence in Ukraine. The chances are high. Top world leaders were given these chances - the U.S. president and German's federal chancellor. They convinced Putin to return Nadiia. And I hope this will happen," Tymoshenko said.

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