Russia freed 10 foreign prisoners of war, the plane with them in Saudi Arabia – media
Russia has released foreign prisoners of war captured in Ukraine. On Wednesday, September 21, the plane with them landed in the kingdom.
According to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Saudi Arabia, the release took place through the Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. Foreign citizens will be sent home.
What is known about the prisoners of war
The release of foreigners who were captured by the Russians in Ukraine took place through the mediation of the Prince of Saudi Arabia. So, according to the Saudi Press Agency (SPA), citizens returned from captivity citizens returned:
- USA – 2 citizens,
- Sweden – 1
- Croatia – 1
- Morocco – 1.
< li>Great Britain – 5
For the release and return home of prisoners of war, the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia was in direct contact with the Kremlin and Ukraine.
The relevant authorities in Saudi Arabia transferred them from Russia to the kingdom and are facilitating procedures for their respective countries, media reported.
Kyiv agreed to exchange another 200 prisoners of war
Earlier, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan noted that Ukraine and Russia agreed to exchange 200 captured soldiers. He believes that thanks to this, “a significant step forward will be made.” .
He also stressed that Russia's invasion of Ukraine cannot be justified, and that Ukraine must return all its lands occupied by the aggressor country.