A plane carrying Russian citizens Evgeny Erofeev and Aleksandr Aleksandrov is flying to Moscow, RT sources reported. The two Russian were reportedly swapped for Ukrainian pilot Nadezhda Savchenko earlier on Wednesday. Follow RT's LIVE UP-DATES on Savchenko's swap.
A Reuters source close to the deal said that Savchenko is on board the plane that is returning to Ukraine f-rom Russia.
"They are coming back," the Reuters source said.
The plane is heading to Borispol International Airport, 30km f-rom Kiev, Ukrainian news website tsn.ua reported, citing sources at the VIP terminal of the airport.
Earlier Interfax sources reported that the Ukrainian president’s plane was coming to Russia to retrieve Nadezhda Savchenko, sentenced to 22 years for her part in the killing of two Russian journalists. The sources added she would be swapped for two Russian citizens jailed in Ukraine.
The exchange was reportedly to take place at Rostov-on-Don International Airport.