Russia released 10 foreign prisoners of war.  Among those released are Britons and a Moroccan sentenced to death in the DPR

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Russia released 10 foreigners taken prisoner during the fighting in Ukraine through the mediation of the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia, Mohammed bin Salman. It is reported by Reuters with reference to the Saudi Arabian Foreign Ministry.

As clarified in the department, we are talking about citizens of the United States, Great Britain, Sweden, Croatia and Morocco. Their names are not called. The plane with them landed in Saudi Arabia.

According to Al Arabiya, the Saudi prince was directly involved in negotiations with Moscow and Kyiv on the release of prisoners. As the newspaper notes, the parties continue to discuss the possible exchange of 50 Ukrainians for 200 Russians. Among those who will be exchanged, there may be a Ukrainian politician Viktor Medvedchuk.

British Prime Minister Liz Truss confirmedthat five Britons were released from Russian captivity. She thanked Saudi Arabia and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky for their help.

British authorities reported that among the released were Aiden Eslin, who fought on the side of the Ukrainian Armed Forces and was captured in April. In the self-proclaimed DPR, he, as well as another Briton, Sean Pinner, and a Moroccan citizen, Brahim Saadoun, were sentenced to death. They were accused of mercenarism and the seizure of power.

Update. All three foreigners sentenced to death in the DPR released informs “BBC”. The publication notes that the video with the released foreigners, including Aislin, Pinner and Saadoun, published tweeted by the state-run Saudi news agency.

Relatives confirmed to Reuters that the Russian Federation released the US military Alexander Dryuke and Andy Hune.

The media reported that Swedish citizen Matias Gustavsson, Croatian citizen Vekoslav Prebeg, as well as Britons John Harding, Andrew Hill and Dylan Healy were also in captivity. In the DPR, they were accused of undergoing training in order to seize power, forcibly seizing or holding power, and participating as mercenaries in an armed conflict. In August, the Supreme Court of the self-proclaimed republic began consider their cases.

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Source: meduza.io

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