Freedom for Ten

According to Reuters, ten foreign prisoners of war have been released by the Russian government today. They are citizens of five different nations: two Americans, two Brits, one Swede, one Moroccan, and one Croat. The men had been captured in Ukraine during the ongoing seven-month-long war there. The release was brokered by Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. According to a statement by the Saudi Foreign Ministry, “The relevant Saudi authorities received and transferred them from Russia to the kingdom and are facilitating procedures for their respective countries.”

Here is a translation of the Arabic that appears in the above Tweet: Ministry of Foreign Affairs: In light of His Highness’s concerns #ولي_العهد and in continuation of his efforts to adopt humanitarian initiatives towards the Russian-Ukrainian crisis, His Highness succeeded in mediating the release of ten prisoners from five countries as part of a prisoner exchange process.”