United States Secretary of State, Antony BlinkThe U.S. appreciated the prisoner exchanges negotiated between Ukraine and Russia this Thursday and confirmed that two American citizens were among those released.Captured while serving in the ranks of the Ukrainian army,
“The United States appreciates Ukraine’s involvement in the negotiations of all prisoners of war, regardless of their nationality, and We hope these US citizens are reunited with their families», he said, before thanking Saudi Arabia «for helping lead this humanitarian initiative and Facility for the return of ten foreignersincluding two Americans obtained by the embassy team in Riyadh.
United States told not to travel to Ukraine
Blinken reiterated that “US citizens should not travel to Ukraine because of the active armed conflict and US citizens in Ukraine being targeted by Russian government security agencies.” “US citizens in Ukraine must leave the country immediately if it is safe to use any means of commercial or private transport,” he explained.
“Americans traveling to Ukraine to participate in the fight” face significant risks and the United States cannot guarantee their safety, We encourage American citizens to devote their energies to the many other opportunities that exist to help Ukraine and its people,” he stressed, according to a State Department statement.
exchange of prisoners of war
Ukraine’s government announced a prisoner exchange earlier this Thursday, with Russia releasing 215 soldiers, 108 of them from the Azov battalion and the other ten foreign volunteers, 55 Russian soldiers and pro-Russian oligarch Viktor Medvedchuk. In exchange for.
During the day on Wednesday, United Kingdom Prime Minister Liz Truss announced that five of the ten foreign prisoners of war released were British. free americans Alexander Drucke You Andy Tai HuanhoBoth from Alabama, who enlisted in the Ukrainian Army and were part of what is known as the Foreign Legion, which according to the newspaper was made up of 55 different nationalities. Washington Post,