European leaders hail Ukrainian pilot's release

'Long awaited good news, that the EU celebrates together with her country,' foreign policy chief Mogherini says

European leaders hail Ukrainian pilot's release

World Bulletin / News Desk

Several European leaders hailed Russia's release of Ukrainian pilot Nadiya Savchenko on Wednesday.

"Nadiya Savchenko is free and back in Ukraine. Long awaited good news, that the EU celebrates together with her country," EU foreign affairs chief Federica Mogherini said on Twitter.

Meanwhile, German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier said, "I am happy and relieved that Ukrainian pilot Nadiya Savchenko has finally been released and can return to her family in Ukraine," said Steinmeier, also the current chair of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe.

"This is good news for which we worked a long time and for which we also had to wait a long time."

Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaitė did not remain aloof and also expressed her joy from Savchenko's release.

"Finally!" Grybauskaitė said on Twitter. "Glory to Ukraine," she said, invoking the famous patriotic cry of Ukrainian protesters who toppled a Kremlin-backed leader in 2014.

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