Earlier today, Saudi Arabian authorities announced that they had successfully negotiated the release of 10 prisoners in the Russia-Ukraine war who would be transferred to Saudi Arabia.
Among the 10 released captives, two were from the United States, Alex Drueke who is a former U.S. Army staff, sergeant, and Andy Tai Ngoc Huyn who is a former U.S. Marine. They were volunteers fighting for Ukraine against Russia.
There were five British citizens among the prisoners, including Aiden Aslin, who had been sentenced to death by a court in Eastern Ukraine. He was accused of attempting to overthrow the government of the Donetsk People’s Republic for Russia.
In a tweet, British Prime Minister Liz Truss was overjoyed, as she acknowledged that their return would end the uncertainty for their families. She also said in her tweet:
“Russia must end the ruthless exploitation of prisoners of war and civilian detainees for political ends.”
The three remaining people were from Croatia, Morroco, and Sweden.
In other news, Buden has blasted Putin for making reckless nuclear threats to Ukraine, pointing out that that statement should make the blood of the world leaders run cold.