Russia has released 10 foreign prisoners of war captured in Ukraine, following a mediation by Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.
According to the Saudi foreign ministry, the list includes American, British, Swedish, Croatian and Moroccan nationals.
It said in a statement that a plane carrying the prisoners landed in the Kingdom.
"The relevant Saudi authorities received and transferred them from Russia to the kingdom and are facilitating procedures for their respective countries," the statement added.
Ministry of Foreign Affairs: Based on Priority Given by HRH Crown Prince, and in Continuation of HRH’s Commitment to Humanitarian Initiatives towards Russian- Ukrainian Crisis, HRH’s Mediation Succeeded in Releasing Ten Prisoners from Five Countries as Part of Exchange of POWs. pic.twitter.com/y3I2qYoTa4— SPAENG (@Spa_Eng) September 21, 2022
The relevant Saudi authorities received and transferred them from Russia to the Kingdom and are facilitating procedures for their safe return to their respective countries, which are United States, Morocco, United Kingdom, Sweden and Croatia.https://t.co/cLI1eZxWt9#SPAGOV— SPAENG (@Spa_Eng) September 21, 2022