Trevor Reed released from Russia prison

As part of a prisoner swap with Russia, Trevor Reed, a former US Marine from Texas who was jailed in Moscow, has been released and returned to the United States.

The US agreed to release Konstantin Yaroshenko, a Russian pilot and convicted narcotics trafficker serving a 20-year federal prison sentence in Connecticut, in exchange for Reed.

Reed was caught after a night of drinking in Moscow in 2019 and sentenced to nine years in jail on assault allegations.

President Joe Biden, who met with Reed's parents outside the White House last month after they staged a protest, announced Reed's release in a statement on Wednesday.

"I heard in Trevor's parents' comments how concerned they are about his health and how much they miss his presence," Biden added.

"And I was overjoyed to be able to convey the wonderful news of Trevor's release with them," he says.

Biden congratulated Special Envoy for Hostage Affairs Roger Carstens, U.S. Ambassador to Russia John Sullivan,  for ensuring that Trevor returned home safely in his message.

"The agreements that enabled us to bring Trevor home necessitated painful decisions that I do not take lightly," added Biden.

"His safe return demonstrates my Administration's commitment to returning home Americans who have been wrongly incarcerated abroad," he stated.

Biden stated, "We won't stop until Paul Whelan and others join Trevor in the loving arms of family and friends."

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