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"We have been waiting for Nadia Savchenko freedom for a long time. A good signal and news today for her family, friends and whole Ukraine," Schulz wrote on Twitter.

Read alsoPutin explains why he "pardons" SavchenkoWhat is more, former Swedish Foreign Minister Carl Bildt warmly welcomed overdue return of Nadia Savchenko to Ukraine after her imprisonment in Russia.

Read alsoSavchenko gets Hero's Gold Star from Poroshenko on her arrival day"I warmly welcome overdue return of Nadezhda Savchenko to Ukraine after her imprisonment in Russia," he tweeted.