September 27, 2022

Sentenced to Return Home


Sentenced to Return Home
President Putin meeting with the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia Mohammed bin Salman, 2017. Kremlin.ru

On September 21, 10 foreign prisoners who had been captured during the fighting in Ukraine by Russia were released.

The Russian-captured prisoners flew into Saudi Arabia, and their release can in part be attributed to the mediation of Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia Mohammed bin Salman. The prisoners come from a variety of nations, including the US, Great Britain, Sweden, Croatia, and Morocco.

Among the released prisoners is Aiden Aslin of Britain. Aslin was captured in April for fighting alongside the Ukrainian Armed Forces. He, along with two others, was sentenced to death for joining the Ukrainian army and was accused of mercenary activity.

Joint talks over the release of prisoners continue between Ukraine, Russia, and Saudi Arabia. Currently, the possible exchange of 50 Ukrainians for 200 Russians is being considered. 

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