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Russia Releases Ten Foreign Mercenaries Captured In Ukraine After Saudi Mediation

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Russia Releases Ten Foreign Mercenaries Captured In Ukraine After Saudi Mediation

The Russian president also thanked Saudi Arabia for its role in cooperation between OPEC and the oil-producing countries.. Source: the Saudi Press Agency.

Russia released ten foreign mercenaries who were fighting in Ukraine after successful mediation efforts by Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, the Kingdom Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced on September 21.

In a statement shared by the Saudi Press Agency, the ministry said that a plane carrying the ten mercenaries arrived from Russia to Riyadh.

The mercenaries, five British citizens, one Moroccan, one Swede, one Croat, and two Americans, were captured by the Russian military and its allies in the area of the special operation in Ukraine. The Saudi Crown Prince had been in direct contact with the Russia and Ukraine as a part of the mediation efforts for their release.

“The Ministry of Foreign Affairs expresses the gratitude and appreciation of the Government of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to the Russian Federation and to Ukraine for their response to the efforts made by the Crown Prince for the release of the POWs [Prisoners of War],” the ministry said in its statement.

Following the announcement, the Saudi Al Arabiya TV revealed ongoing efforts to secure a prisoner swap of 50 Ukrainians in exchange for 200 Russians. The upcoming swap will reportedly include Viktor Medvedchuk. The Ukrainian politician and businessman, who hold views close to Russia, was arrested by Kiev authorities in April.

The Russian military and its allies have captured thousands of Kiev troops and many foreign mercenaries since the start of the special operation in Ukraine.

The decision to release the ten mercenaries came just hours after the announcement of a partial mobilization in Russia meant to support the still-ongoing operation. Moscow, which is bracing for a decisive battle in Ukraine, appears to be still open to diplomacy.

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Natalie Biden was 13

10 Nazis released in exchange for what exactly? Natalie Biden was 13 is confused.

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Donnchadh

One of the Russian prisoners held by Ukraine is said to be Viktor Medvedchuk Pro Russian Ukrainian business man and friend of Mr.Putin jailed by Zelensky for speaking out against him and regarding the above article it has not been verified that the 10 prisoners transferred is part of the – 50 Ukrainians for 200 Russians transfer .

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Southfront resident nigha

TOTALLY FAKE ARTICLE. Saudi kebab does not give a fuck about bottom feeder hicks from the West.

Aunt Polly

For MbS there’s the throne to consider. Most of his competitor have their fortune in dollar-assets. My bet he will soon be selling oil in Rubles.

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Buford T Justice

Was a PR move by the Prince , genius .

Jack

MOSCOW

Do you remember what we do in Ukraine?

https://youtu.be/oreTFhWqQJ8

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Leo

Actually 200 Ukroterrorists (including foreign scum and azov degenerates) for 50 Russians plus Medvedchuk.

I wanted to believe that Kremlin finally was starting to be serious and now this shite. Not just a bad deal but the worst possible timing.

Aunt Polly

The bloodletting in Ukraine isn’t the main battle-ground in this conflict. It’s the only the most visible.

Jordan Gaidarof

It is the other way around ,50 Ukrainians for 200 Russians

TIMMY BAXTER zealout HAS AIDZ

Dont believe everything you read,that kinda makes you look very weak!

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Only facts

It s the other way around, plus the azov commanders were released in Turkey

Slava Russia

From the article: “a prisoner swap of 50 Ukrainians in exchange for 200 Russians. The upcoming swap will reportedly include Viktor Medvedchuk. The Ukrainian politician and businessman, who hold views close to Russia, was arrested by Kiev authorities in April.”

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Tommy Jensen

Are you rewriting the article to us here?

RussianEmpire

His views are not at all “close to Russia”. He was always for total independence of Ukraine from Russia. The only “pro Russian” thing he has is; he is not Russo-phobic. Some say he used to be close to Putin.

Slava Rossia

Exactly

Carlo

It’s a fake news

RussianEmpire

NO, it is truth unfortunatly

Aunt Polly

If I were Elensky, I would be nervous. Those Asovs bear some serious grudges.

TIMMY BAXTER zealout HAS AIDZ

Saise who,5th column goy toys of soros? Don’t insult intellect,all toy goys are doomed!

Slava Rossia

No, it’s not. Russians made another historic mistake.

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John Tosh

One SARMAT will open up the Yellowstone Volcanic caldera in the USA.

This single hit will fill the USA with 6 feet of volcanic ash. Not a single plane, car or ship would be able to move. It will not be radioactive but nothing else will grow for several years.

The USA did not exist 600 years ago and 500 years into the future the USA does not exist.

The future is dark for humanity!

Natalie Biden was 13

Natalie Biden was 13 appreciates the idea to having mother nature as an ally in the war against US imperialism.

Shit country makes shit military

Vlad The Loser freeing Jihadists and earned some money. Praise for the oligarchs and other Russian opportunists.

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TIMMY BAXTER zealout HAS AIDZ

Plenty of pffs have it in for hetero/christian russia,but lets see the evident outcome shall we first!

margot

SF, ten terrorists in exchange for what? Any evidence or details? Or just bashing Putin again?

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Slava Russia

From the article: “a prisoner swap of 50 Ukrainians in exchange for 200 Russians. The upcoming swap will reportedly include Viktor Medvedchuk. The Ukrainian politician and businessman, who hold views close to Russia, was arrested by Kiev authorities in April.”

zman

So, the POSSIBILITY of a prisoner swap is the quid pro quo? I’d bet that the real issue is WHO these prisoners are.

zman

…and thank you SF for deleting my other post. How so very fair and open of you. Then have to jump thru the gotya crap, only to still refuse to post this. You really need to dump that banner about posting…you don’t really mean it.

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Donnchadh

Welcome to a group of PRO Russia posters who get their posts removed -looking back at older articles shows many of mine gone or completely gone .

I still get the feeling if the moderators are removing them and not hackers and yes SF is still being hacked using Jscript either to block certain people or hamper their posting that the only other reason is to save money .

By that I mean many posts mean using more of a servers storage and costs SF more – if this is not the case then SF has been told to do so in that case its not independent but dependent politically on those of a different persuasion.

On another Pro Russia website the initial post is in normal type and all subsequent ones in smaller type to save storage space .

Crazycanuck

ha ha ha NOT dummbass.

Slava Russia

TL;DR:

“a prisoner swap of 50 Ukrainians in exchange for 200 Russians. The upcoming swap will reportedly include Viktor Medvedchuk. The Ukrainian politician and businessman, who hold views close to Russia, was arrested by Kiev authorities in April.”

So 50 wounded Western methheads, for 200 Russians including a successful influential businessman among others. Seems like a good deal.

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RussianEmpire

Not at all. Giving away AZOV – Nazi’s(Azov commanding officers) and mercenaries is not good deal !

TIMMY BAXTER zealout HAS AIDZ

Get your facts right gimp,all you do is post rubbish here all the time,fake snake pile of …T! n ye gayeee libba troll army n dud upvotes,frgn drrr!

Putin bitches tears taste like heaven

200 azovstal Defenders, Foreigner fighters including those with death penalties, and azov commanders all released for medvechuk ahahaha

Thank you Putin 😘

Johny cash

Slava russia yh hahahahhahhah. Aiden and the other brit has been released loooooool. Theyre gna get a book deal soon. See how pathetic putin is these guys goes kill Russians then they get released by Russians

Assad Defeated Zionists

And a oil cut by OPEC during this coming winter.

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TIMMY BAXTER zealout HAS AIDZ

Crap! OIL WILL CONTINUE TO INCRES IN VOLUMES,PARTICULARLY WINTER SEASON,RUSSIA RULES!

John

Not on Putin ! These mercenaries should have been executed !!!!

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Natalie Biden was 13

Natalie Biden was 13 agrees with John.

Bubbaorwell

Poor Groper Joe…

Chinky madoo

Why is Russia not taking out western command in Kiev? Shoigu just says it like “yea, they’re sitting there” then blow them up already!!!!

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jens holm

have the widows of Lviv found a new cock yet, and if not why not?

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RussianEmpire

They can always have chinese instead, small but plenty. You can have some too.

TIMMY BAXTER zealout HAS AIDZ

Fair to say,be more concerned about widow pensions kiev cant afford to pay than the repli nazo sofcok!

kotromanic

I hope those Russians are not mutilated wrecks while those nonrussians have been treated well…

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Black_Reaper

The Strategic benefit is undeniable for 🇷🇺, but these ppl were killing 🇷🇺’n service men unprovoked, out of their hatred for 🇷🇺. Next time you capture some Kill’em on the spot. 🇺🇲🇺🇲🇺🇲🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇲🇺🇲🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇲🇺🇲🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸 We’re not 🇷🇺s enemy

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Putin bitches tears taste like heaven

200 azovstal Defenders, Foreigner fighters including those with death penalties, and azov commanders all released for medvechuk ahahaha

Thank you Putin 😘

Matt

Say it ain’t so!???… But this just is more on top of THIS https://theduran.com/putin-911-not-inside-job/ that tells you who this P0$ actually is!!!… And that he couldn’t have said THIS https://www.zerohedge.com/geopolitical/putin-tells-allies-no-hurry-ukraine-warns-more-serious-action-come on the heels of his announcement this morning that those aren’t “our” soldiers, sailors, marines and airmen dying for the Russian Federation but just “contract soldiers”!…

Guess we know who killed Vitaly Churkin and Andrei Karlov!?…

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dj dd

Why is Saudi Arabia mediating on behalf of the US and NATO? What is going on here?

I would think that the British, Americans and the rest captives on this exchange list are mercenaries, so why is ‘prisoner of war’ status bestowed on them? That’s what the Saudi statement said – prisoners of war.

I hope Russia gets big return out of this.

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Carlo

MBS was ridiculed at the queen’s funeral. He had to redo his makeup with a prestigious diplomatic operation in front of his Western masters. I am amazed that Putin has lent himself to the game. The mercenaries had to die. The Russians will not understand this gesture of clemency …

Gomzi

Putin is in deep sh..t , I belive that its on his mind if he could just turn back time

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Joseph Day

Putins fine. In a year Russia will hold the world’s food basket. People’s Russophobia will turn to Russiaasskissobia to get some food

Anti-Communist

Putin is smart, you.. not so smart.

Dipshit

F U you right wing fascist scumbag

zman

Hmmm, didn’t Putin earlier say that any trials, punishment, deals, clemency or otherwise was up to the L/DPR? Maybe they just meant those the L/DPR caught. Even stranger still is that these (previously criminal) mercenaries are now called POWs? Funny how that changed. Would be nice if they told us who these Brits and Americans were. Since they were held in Russia, they wouldn’t be those NATO officers, would they? Weren’t those mercenaries (held by the L/DPR) sentenced to death a Moroccan and a couple Brits? Boy, oh boy, things sure change quick. Of course, there was NO quid pro quo mentioned at all either…but there was a possible prisoner swap in the offing. This on top of Russia previously voting yes (again) to extend the embargo on Yemen…for Qattar abstaining on the UN vote to condemn Russia. Seems that Putin/Russia is either susceptible to pressure or found that they do have price. The west doesn’t care what Putin says or doesn’t say and supposedly visa versa…but what Qattar votes in the corrupt UN is more important than Yemeni lives? So much for morals. Certainly Russia’s attitude towards Yemen doesn’t have anything to do with Yemen vowing to attack Israel directly does it? Russia certainly kisses Israeli ass and has even moreso in the last 20 years…never ever having inflicted any damage or pain to Israel in any way, shape or form. How many Russian deaths is Israel responsible for? I guess Yemen can thank the Iranians as the only country in the entire world who gives a shit. Seems the west are not the only ones that are able to change their story (and morals) mid-stride.

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Vanya

I knew this would happen. Putin the Mild is such a humanitarian numpty.

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Matt

Reminds me of G.W. Bush and the Saudis sending them home when the rest of America couldn’t fly for a week because of the FAA stand down after 9/11!…

Like G.W. blood is on Putin’$ hand$ with the rest of the globalists. More proof that there are no sovereign nation(s) only CBs!…

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Clyde

Considering the perps were American and Israeli, who cares what went on with Saudis after 9/11.

Matt

While that may be true even though Saudi Arabia is the Anglo-Zi0ni$t bitch that participated in a lot of the cover for 3 buildings 2 planes. Why would Putin sell his own out who have died defending his Country as their leader by giving safe return to the worst abusers on the face of the earth that made “catherdrals” out of Abu Ghraib, Camp Rhino, Buca, Bondsteal and Guantanamo that trained these Uki Nazis that have as many believe done far worse than the SS in WWII?…

Slava Rossia

Perfectly said. Again, I think smell of high treason Russia interests on a long run and, is very probable; but Kremlin leaders always knew how to wrap the uncomfortable truth to fool peoples. Because is the same trick as the world jew dominance done in West for a very long time.

Slava Rossia

I very tend to agree with that. Almost all political movements from Kremlin from the beginning of the war were extremely debatable and clearly had many underlying things, some of them very noxius for the future of Russia. I think it’s another jew movie to fool peoples as always was.

Jim

Putin sends a message to all foreign mercs that they are welcome to come kill Donbass people and Russian soldiers, and that there will be no consequences if captured.

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TIMMY BAXTER zealout HAS AIDZ

Fake news easybeat,geta life!

Johny cash

Yup. Pathetic slavs acting tough should get slapped up. Slavs leader is a joke loooooooooooool

Slava Rossia

How many russian lost theirs life in Mariupol when fighting that nazi pest ? Seems that don’t matter. Also, the war criminals foreign mercenaries already sentenced to death penalty were exchanged. If I’d be a russian ethnic inside banderist lands I will never trust in Moscow. Same if I’d be a russian from Russia. Too many underlying tricks when simple peoples are fighting and dying for Russia. That was never seen in ww2.

Billy bean

Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu:

Ukraine has lost “around 100,000 men”

Russia has lost “5,937 men”

So Russia needs to mobilise 300,000 men

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Clyde

Correct. To deal with the 300 000 personnel of the armed forces of the failed Ukrainian CIA project. Good work on your reading, jizz-rag.

ZZZ

He can read, he can write. He is not the real JensHolm. But like Jens he can’ t understand. His brain, like his cock, is smaller than a bean

War

Ukraine loss 100,000men but recruits new 300,000men despite they are less train but Ukraine uses human wave tactics instead. And NATO are sending their troops into Ukraine pretends to be Ukraine soldiers and foreign mercenary 20-60% of Ukraine soldiers are NATO soldiers,Russia need some more reserve men to secure behind their frontline so Russia can release professional soldier into the frontline.

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MickeyMouse

Ukraine already mobilized men, now they even consider mobilizing women (like you).

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Putin bitches tears taste like heaven

200 azovstal Defenders, Foreigner fighters including those with death penalties, and azov commanders all released for medvechuk ahahaha

Thank you Putin 😘

RussianEmpire

Shoigu have said only 62 000 which is huge understatement. Also… For covering even longer front and even bigger territory they need more soldiers. In the recent offensives Ukraine had one third of NATO soldiers disguised as “mercenaries”.

TIMMY BAXTER zealout HAS AIDZ

Elections coming,besides what do you know about 1,000 of the fiercest frontlines,ye weak mi6 wuzzas!

jeffglobalmedic

It’s always good for Russia and Putin to look like the duplicitous and face losing ghouls no different than his Western counterparts.

Either you NEVER say mercs aren’t POWs and should be put to death, or you do, and keep your word, Putin. You’ve been doing alot of “rules based order” like the US recently, making shite up as you go along arbitrarily and capriciously NO DIFFERENT than your “stated” enemies.

I’ve become a more neutral observer these days, cause all I’m watching is globalist infighting, but us serfs in all countries still get to be orderly put to death in some WEF/Davos Klaus (Hail Hydra!) regime.

Not everyone is fooled Klaus.

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maharaja

Correct, do not think for one second Russia and Putin would not take a seat at the globalist table. He was mostly pissed off as he was sent to the kids table, that’s what its really about. Mobilize and at the same time send a check to Ukraine for transit fees! Mobilize to fight German made artillery while selling them the oil and gas to make more guns and ammo to kill Russian troops! Mobilize and send them to the front so they can meet their enemies who have arrived on working trains over intact bridges!

Mobilize and get some more grain shipments out…. would hate to see Ukraine go with out its grain sales for a year and who helped broker that? Oh ya the Bayraktar guy….. he helped with that deal and before the ink was dry he signed an order to send 50 more drones….

You are right on!

Slava Rossia

You’re so damn right.

Che Habana

I think this was done as a good will gesture. I agree about putting them to death, but a deal was made and people exchanged. The West will hide this or call it propaganda, but those politicians like in Hungary, Italy, France and Serbia will use this to encourage the populace to place pressure on respective leaders of the provocative European countries to maybe try a peaceful dialogue. It’s worth a try.

Matt

If indeed this story is fact it is by far the worst betrayal to those that have given their lives for both the people of the Eastern Donbas and Russia these last 8 years.

Putin should be hung for high treason and those accomplices in the Kremlin for making it happen -if true!

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TIMMY BAXTER zealout HAS AIDZ

Its a dud!

TomB.

Wtf! Again a big Putin softhand mistake. Hang them all open pulic in Donezk City and mariupol, with live TV and Internet Streamer, than nearly Zero New mercs will come to Ukraine.

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TIMMY BAXTER zealout HAS AIDZ

Putin has harder hands than you,this is fake news the worl;d full pof pussis,got it in for Putin,for sure! It’s great to see how PUTIN DEALT WITH ERM SOROS WOKEY DOPEY PROTESTERS IN RUSSIA=FIXED!

Putin bitches tears taste like heaven

200 azovstal Defenders, Foreigner fighters including those with death penalties, and azov commanders all released for medvechuk ahahaha

Thank you Putin 😘

Bobo

The BBC in London is reporting the same with Lez Truss issuing a British government statement to the affect First I will say that Vladimir Putin is a very smart and intelligent man he is 100 steps ahead of any Western politician and in the last two days he has checkmate them twice! You and I don’t see the full picture we see only part of it. But Vova has before him a much clearer view of where we are and where Russia is heading. Personally I would have hung all ten mercenaries. And as far as I am concerned one Russian service man is worth a thousand nato mercenaries. We may never know the reasons behind this decision. But I will say this remember what has happened in the Donbass since 2014 and remember the victims of nato ‘s Kiev regime innocent people we have seen the photos and videos the victims at the Bus stop only two days ago. 13 more murdered genocide inflicted on a civilian population without mercy. Remember this and never allow it to happen again give justice to those who have suffered. God bless Russia

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Crazycanuck

Looks like the deranged little midget is going out with a bang EH priceless.

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TIMMY BAXTER zealout HAS AIDZ

Snap both your wrists in two selow dementy lethargic pencil necked assflogged goy weak pile o sht! THE 5FT 0 MIDGET IS ZELENSKY NOT 1.70 MTRS ,IGNORANT DUMB FASCIST SCUM SOO FULLOVIT

kymsheba

Russia SHOULD NEVER HAVE RELEASED THEM they should have been EXECUTED what are you doing Russia??? =Z=

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Wizzy

Diplomacy is a necessity for Russia, hence their very careful strides. The enemy owns everything including the information space

TIMMY BAXTER zealout HAS AIDZ

OIL!

Putin bitches tears taste like heaven

200 azovstal Defenders, Foreigner fighters including those with death penalties, and azov commanders all released for medvechuk ahahaha

Thank you Putin 😘

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