Savchenko on her way to Ukraine, Alexandrov and Yerofeyev on their way to Moscow

Savchenko on her way to Ukraine, Alexandrov and Yerofeyev on their way to Moscow

Russia has released jailed Ukrainian pilot Nadezhda Savchenko following a prisoner swap, local media say.

There has been no official confirmation but sources said she was swapped for Russian prisoners Yevgeny Yerofeyev and Alexander Alexandrov held by Ukraine.

The 34-year-old pilot was being flown from the southern Russian city of Rostov-on-Don to Kiev on board Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko's plane, BBC reports.

Yerofeyev and Alexandrov were being flown from Kiev to Moscow on board a plane belonging to Russian President Vladimir Putin.

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