US-Russia Prisoner Swap: The detainee trade comes all at once of taking off pressures among Moscow and Washington over Russia’s tactical activity in Ukraine.
Moscow: Moscow said Wednesday it has traded previous US marine Trevor Reed, imprisoned in Russia for attacking police, for Russian pilot Konstantin Yaroshenko, who was indicted for drug carrying in the United States.
The detainee trade comes all at once of taking off strains among Moscow and Washington over Russia’s tactical activity in Ukraine.
“Because of an extended discussions process, on April 27, 2022, US resident Trevor Reed, recently indicted in the Russian Federation, was traded for Russian resident Konstantin Yaroshenko, who was condemned to 20 years in jail by an American court,” Russian unfamiliar service representative Maria Zakharova said on Telegram.
Pictures delivered by Russian state TV showed Reed – – dressed all in dark and conveying an enormous sack – – accompanied onto a plane at Moscow’s Vnukovo air terminal by men in military uniform.
Reed, an understudy and previous marine from Texas, was in July 2020 condemned to nine years in jail by a Russian court after purportedly going after cops while tipsy.
While being headed to a police headquarters, he purportedly snatched the arm of a cop, causing the vehicle they were in to turn, and elbowed one more official in the midsection.
He argued not blameworthy to the charges, saying he doesn’t remember anything of the occurrence.
Konstantin Yaroshenko was captured in Liberia in 2010 for drug dealing. He was then moved to the United States, where he was condemned to 20 years in jail in September 2011.