Crown Prince's mediation succeeds in release of 10 war prisoners from Russia
Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has succeeded in mediation efforts that led to the release of ten prisoners of war (POWs) as part of an exchange of POWs between Russia and Ukraine, the Saudi Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced on Wednesday.
The released war prisoners include Moroccan, US, UK, Swedish and Croatian nationals.
The relevant Saudi authorities have received and transferred the prisoners from Russia to the Kingdom and are facilitating the procedures for their safe return to their respective countries.
"The release comes based on the priority given by Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman, and in continuation of his commitment to the humanitarian initiatives towards the Russian-Ukrainian crisis. This also results from his continued engagement with the relevant countries,” the statement added.
Saudi Arabia expressed gratitude and appreciation to the Russian Federation and Ukraine for their response to the efforts made by the Crown Prince for the release of the POWs.