US Marine vet Trevor Reed released by Russia in prisoner exchange | USA TODAY

US Marine vet Trevor Reed was released from Russia thanks to a surprise prisoner exchange between the country and the United States.

Russia and the United States have carried out an unexpected prisoner exchange in a time of high tensions, trading a Marine veteran jailed by Moscow for a convicted Russian drug trafficker serving a long prison sentence in America.

The deal announced by both countries involving Trevor Reed, an American imprisoned for nearly three years, would have been a notable diplomatic maneuver even in times of peace. It was all the more surprising because it was done as Russia's war with Ukraine has driven relations with the U.S. to their lowest point in decades.

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    1. She’s been there for 10 minutes. She needs to do her share of time. He did three years for his bit.

  1. Why Russia want a drug dealer back…because he Flys planes and knows the usa land mapping…bad deal

  2. Sad part is they only finally got him, cuz they don’t want backlash for getting Brittany Griner out of there quicker than 9 years…

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