‘Like a movie’: Father of Trevor Reed confirms release from Russian jail in exchange for convicted drug-trafficker

4 month ago

Russia news, World news.

The “overwhelmed” parents of Marine Veteran Trevor Reed, who had been in Russian custody since 2019, confirmed that their son was released in exchange for a Russian drug trafficker.

In a statement, President Joe Biden said that setting Reed free required making “difficult decisions that I do not take lightly.”

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    Joey Reed, Trevor’s father, told ABC News that his son was medically assisted on the flight from Russia to Turkey where he was exchanged with the Russian prisoner.

    “He said it was like a movie – they walked past each other like in a spy swap. Our understanding is the next time Trevor steps off the plane he will be in America.”