Ukrainian Sailor Andriy Novichkov Has Returned to the Motherland

January 10, 2019

This morning, a plane from Iran with the released Ukrainian prisoner, Andriy Novichkov, arrived at “Boryspil” international airport.

The citizen of Ukraine, since February 2017, had been under investigation on suspicion of committing a crime, and he was facing the death penalty. At the request of the President of Ukraine, Petro Poroshenko, during the entire time of Andriy Novichkov’s being detained in custody, Ukrainian intelligence officers in cooperation with the Foreign Ministry and the Embassy of Ukraine in Iran had been taking all the necessary measures to defend and release the Ukrainian sailor. The Chairman of the SZRU Yehor Bozhok personally participated in the negotiation process.

The Foreign Intelligence Service of Ukraine expresses its gratitude to all the partners who contributed to the release and return of the citizen of Ukraine to the Motherland.

Press Office of the Foreign Intelligence Service of Ukraine