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Freed Ukrainian sailor Andrii Novichkov returns from Iran (12)

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Ukrainian sailor Andrii Novichkov (L) is seen upon his arrival at Boryspil International Airport after his return from Iran, Kyiv Region, northern Ukraine, January 10, 2019. The Ukrainian national was exchanged for a citizen of Iran who had been pardoned by the Ukrainian President. As reported, Andrii Novichkov signed a contract as a senior assistant captain on an Iranian ship in 2016. During the voyage in the South China Sea, a conflict broke out between the Ukrainian and one of the sailors who later went overboard. In February 2017, Novichkov was taken into custody charged with murder. He was facing execution by hanging. In autumn, the mariner went on a hunger strike and was released under consul's responsibility without the right to leave Iran. Ukrinform.

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Ukrainian sailor Andrii Novichkov (R), who was kept in an Iranian prison, is pictured during a briefing at Boryspil International Airport, Kyiv Region, northern Ukraine, January 10, 2019. The Ukrainian national was exchanged for a citizen of Iran who had been pardoned by the Ukrainian President. As reported, Andrii Novichkov signed a contract as a senior assistant captain on an Iranian ship in 2016. During the voyage in the South China Sea, a conflict broke out between the Ukrainian and one of the sailors who later went overboard. In February 2017, Novichkov was taken into custody charged with murder. He was facing execution by hanging. In autumn, the mariner went on a hunger strike and was released under consul's responsibility without the right to leave Iran. Ukrinform.

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Ukrainian sailor Andrii Novichkov (2nd R), who was kept in an Iranian prison, is pictured during a briefing at Boryspil International Airport, Kyiv Region, northern Ukraine, January 10, 2019. The Ukrainian national was exchanged for a citizen of Iran who had been pardoned by the Ukrainian President. As reported, Andrii Novichkov signed a contract as a senior assistant captain on an Iranian ship in 2016. During the voyage in the South China Sea, a conflict broke out between the Ukrainian and one of the sailors who later went overboard. In February 2017, Novichkov was taken into custody charged with murder. He was facing execution by hanging. In autumn, the mariner went on a hunger strike and was released under consul's responsibility without the right to leave Iran. Ukrinform.

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Ukrainian sailor Andrii Novichkov, who was kept in an Iranian prison, holds his hands crossed during a briefing at Boryspil International Airport, Kyiv Region, northern Ukraine, January 10, 2019. The Ukrainian national was exchanged for a citizen of Iran who had been pardoned by the Ukrainian President. As reported, Andrii Novichkov signed a contract as a senior assistant captain on an Iranian ship in 2016. During the voyage in the South China Sea, a conflict broke out between the Ukrainian and one of the sailors who later went overboard. In February 2017, Novichkov was taken into custody charged with murder. He was facing execution by hanging. In autumn, the mariner went on a hunger strike and was released under consul's responsibility without the right to leave Iran. Ukrinform.

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Ukrainian sailor Andrii Novichkov, who was kept in an Iranian prison, is pictured during a briefing at Boryspil International Airport, Kyiv Region, northern Ukraine, January 10, 2019. The Ukrainian national was exchanged for a citizen of Iran who had been pardoned by the Ukrainian President. As reported, Andrii Novichkov signed a contract as a senior assistant captain on an Iranian ship in 2016. During the voyage in the South China Sea, a conflict broke out between the Ukrainian and one of the sailors who later went overboard. In February 2017, Novichkov was taken into custody charged with murder. He was facing execution by hanging. In autumn, the mariner went on a hunger strike and was released under consul's responsibility without the right to leave Iran. Ukrinform.

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Ukrainian sailor Andrii Novichkov, who was kept in an Iranian prison, is pictured during a briefing at Boryspil International Airport, Kyiv Region, northern Ukraine, January 10, 2019. The Ukrainian national was exchanged for a citizen of Iran who had been pardoned by the Ukrainian President. As reported, Andrii Novichkov signed a contract as a senior assistant captain on an Iranian ship in 2016. During the voyage in the South China Sea, a conflict broke out between the Ukrainian and one of the sailors who later went overboard. In February 2017, Novichkov was taken into custody charged with murder. He was facing execution by hanging. In autumn, the mariner went on a hunger strike and was released under consul's responsibility without the right to leave Iran. Ukrinform.

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Ukrainian sailor Andrii Novichkov, who was kept in an Iranian prison, is pictured during a briefing at Boryspil International Airport, Kyiv Region, northern Ukraine, January 10, 2019. The Ukrainian national was exchanged for a citizen of Iran who had been pardoned by the Ukrainian President. As reported, Andrii Novichkov signed a contract as a senior assistant captain on an Iranian ship in 2016. During the voyage in the South China Sea, a conflict broke out between the Ukrainian and one of the sailors who later went overboard. In February 2017, Novichkov was taken into custody charged with murder. He was facing execution by hanging. In autumn, the mariner went on a hunger strike and was released under consul's responsibility without the right to leave Iran. Ukrinform.

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Ukrainian sailor Andrii Novichkov, who was kept in an Iranian prison, is pictured during a briefing at Boryspil International Airport, Kyiv Region, northern Ukraine, January 10, 2019. The Ukrainian national was exchanged for a citizen of Iran who had been pardoned by the Ukrainian President. As reported, Andrii Novichkov signed a contract as a senior assistant captain on an Iranian ship in 2016. During the voyage in the South China Sea, a conflict broke out between the Ukrainian and one of the sailors who later went overboard. In February 2017, Novichkov was taken into custody charged with murder. He was facing execution by hanging. In autumn, the mariner went on a hunger strike and was released under consul's responsibility without the right to leave Iran. Ukrinform.

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Ukrainian sailor Andrii Novichkov, who was kept in an Iranian prison, is pictured during a briefing at Boryspil International Airport, Kyiv Region, northern Ukraine, January 10, 2019. The Ukrainian national was exchanged for a citizen of Iran who had been pardoned by the Ukrainian President. As reported, Andrii Novichkov signed a contract as a senior assistant captain on an Iranian ship in 2016. During the voyage in the South China Sea, a conflict broke out between the Ukrainian and one of the sailors who later went overboard. In February 2017, Novichkov was taken into custody charged with murder. He was facing execution by hanging. In autumn, the mariner went on a hunger strike and was released under consul's responsibility without the right to leave Iran. Ukrinform.

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Ukrainian sailor Andrii Novichkov, who was kept in an Iranian prison, is pictured during a briefing at Boryspil International Airport, Kyiv Region, northern Ukraine, January 10, 2019. The Ukrainian national was exchanged for a citizen of Iran who had been pardoned by the Ukrainian President. As reported, Andrii Novichkov signed a contract as a senior assistant captain on an Iranian ship in 2016. During the voyage in the South China Sea, a conflict broke out between the Ukrainian and one of the sailors who later went overboard. In February 2017, Novichkov was taken into custody charged with murder. He was facing execution by hanging. In autumn, the mariner went on a hunger strike and was released under consul's responsibility without the right to leave Iran. Ukrinform.

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Ukrainian sailor Andrii Novichkov (R), who was kept in an Iranian prison, is pictured during a briefing at Boryspil International Airport, Kyiv Region, northern Ukraine, January 10, 2019. The Ukrainian national was exchanged for a citizen of Iran who had been pardoned by the Ukrainian President. As reported, Andrii Novichkov signed a contract as a senior assistant captain on an Iranian ship in 2016. During the voyage in the South China Sea, a conflict broke out between the Ukrainian and one of the sailors who later went overboard. In February 2017, Novichkov was taken into custody charged with murder. He was facing execution by hanging. In autumn, the mariner went on a hunger strike and was released under consul's responsibility without the right to leave Iran. Ukrinform.

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Ukrainian sailor Andrii Novichkov (2nd L) is seen upon his arrival at Boryspil International Airport after his return from Iran, Kyiv Region, northern Ukraine, January 10, 2019. The Ukrainian national was exchanged for a citizen of Iran who had been pardoned by the Ukrainian President. As reported, Andrii Novichkov signed a contract as a senior assistant captain on an Iranian ship in 2016. During the voyage in the South China Sea, a conflict broke out between the Ukrainian and one of the sailors who later went overboard. In February 2017, Novichkov was taken into custody charged with murder. He was facing execution by hanging. In autumn, the mariner went on a hunger strike and was released under consul's responsibility without the right to leave Iran. Ukrinform.

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