( CNN) Nadiya Savchenko, the Ukrainian army pilot that ended up being a nationwide hero in her homeland throughout 2 years of apprehension by Russia, was launched Wednesday.

RussianPresident Vladimir Putin absolved Savchenko before her launch, inning accordance with a declaration on the Kremlin internet site. She was launched as component of a restricted exchange with Ukraine, the Russian state-run Tass information firm reported.

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