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Ukrainian pilot Nadiya Savchenko returned home to a hero's welcome Wednesday after nearly two years in a Russian prison, drawing a line under a damaging diplomatic spat between Moscow and Kiev. The 35-year-old army helicopter pilot flew home as part of an apparent prisoner swap with Moscow, with two alleged Russian soldiers leaving Ukraine earlier in the day. "I'm ready to once again give my life for Ukraine on the battlefield," a defiant Savchenko declared as she touched down on home soil, wearing a white T-shirt bearing the Ukrainian trident, a national symbol.
The campaign to keep Britain in the European Union has maintained almost all its lead over the "Leave" camp ahead of next month's referendum, according to a Survation poll for online brokerage group IG. The telephone poll published on Wednesday showed 44 percent of respondents would vote to stay in the EU compared with 38 percent who would seek to leave. Two online opinion polls published on Tuesday showed Britons were evenly split on how they intended to vote, contradicting signs in some other recent surveys that momentum was with the Remain camp.