Plane with Soloshenko, Afanasyev lands at Boryspil airport: Swap operation over

18:10, 14 June 2016
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The airplane carrying the Ukrainian political prisoners Hennadiy Afanasyev and Yuriy Soloshenko from Russia after a successful swap has landed at Boryspil (Kyiv) airport, according to an UNIAN correspondent, while a Russian aircraft with Glishchinskaya and Didenko on board has arrived in Moscow, according to RIA Novosti.

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The aircraft of the Ukrainian Defense Ministry with the released  Ukrainian citizens on board has landed on a designated area of the airfield used by the Ukrainian Defense Ministry.

Read alsoMedia update info on subjects of Soloshenko, Afanasyev swapBoth Ukrainian citizens were immediately taken to the hospital upon arrival, accompanied by a security convoy.

President Poroshenko is expected to meet at the hospital the released Ukrainian citizens, who, according to the Kremlin's press service, were pardoned by Russian President Vladimir Putin on Jun 14.

As UNIAN reported earlier, Glishchinskaya and Didenko were among the organizers and active participants of the so-called "People's Rada of Bessarabia," according to the Dumskaya newspaper. Head of the SBU Vitaly Hrytsak, this was part of the destabilization plan that Russian security services have started to implement a year ago.

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