May 26, 2016

Russia Releases Ukrainian Pilot In Prisoner Swap

Nadiya Savchenko, the Ukrainian pilot who became a national symbol of resistance while detained in a Russian prison, was released yesterday in exchange for two intelligence operatives. Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko joined her in Kiev where she gave an impassioned speech full of jibes at Russia. Savchenko sarcastically thanked those who “wished her evil,” saying “through you, I survived.” We’re glad to see two years in a prison didn’t ruin her sense of humor. 

Yes, I want to sound marginally more intelligent: