Putin, Saudi crown prince glad after prisoner change: Kremlin

MOSCOW: Russian President Vladimir Putin and Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman spoke by telephone to specific their satisfaction over a prisoner-of-war swap between Moscow and Kyiv facilitated by Riyadh, the Kremlin stated Friday.
Throughout a telephone name late Thursday the 2 leaders expressed “satisfaction in reference to the switch to Saudi Arabia of international citizen prisoners of warfare… that came about with the non-public mediation of the crown prince”, it stated.
As a part of the change, Ukraine obtained 215 of its troops, together with fighters who led the defence of Mariupol’s Azovstal steelworks.
Ten prisoners of warfare from different nations, together with the USA and Britain, have been transferred to Saudi Arabia.
Russia obtained 55 prisoners together with Viktor Medvedchuk, a former Ukrainian lawmaker and ally of Putin accused of excessive treason.

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