烏克蘭戰爭。被俄羅斯軍隊關押的英國人與家人團聚

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烏克蘭戰爭。被俄羅斯軍隊關押的英國人與家人團聚

在沙特阿拉伯說它促成了俄羅斯和烏克蘭之間的交換後,包括這五名英國人在內的十名被拘留者被釋放。

總部設在英國的非營利組織一直在支持希利先生的家人,該組織的發言人說,他們 "在經歷了這一可怕的磨難之後,期待着與家人恢復正常"。

在飛機上錄製的一段視頻中,平納先生說,他們是 "靠自己的力量 "逃出來的。

"阿斯林先生說:"我們現在已經離開了危險區,正在回家的路上。

阿斯林先生、哈丁先生、希爾先生和平納先生是在與烏克蘭軍隊作戰時被俘的,在俄羅斯於2月入侵時,他們都住在烏克蘭。

據了解,一直在烏克蘭提供人道主義援助的希利先生也於4月在一個檢查站被俄羅斯支持的部隊拘留,他和保羅-烏雷一起於7月在拘留期間死亡。

他們的獲釋是迄今為止戰爭中最重要的囚犯交換之一,俄羅斯釋放了215名烏克蘭士兵--包括保衛馬里烏波爾的亞速團的指揮官們。

作為交換,烏克蘭交出了55名俄羅斯士兵,以及親克里姆林宮的烏克蘭政治家和寡頭維克多-梅德韋楚克,他正面臨叛國罪指控。

總理利茲-特拉斯說,釋放的消息結束了 "他們和他們的家人幾個月的不確定性和痛苦"。

外交大臣詹姆斯-克萊弗利對英國國民的獲釋表示歡迎,但他補充說:"不幸的是,其中一名被拘留者的情況並非如此,我們仍然對保羅-烏雷的家人表示同情。"


Ten detainees, including the five Britons, were released after Saudi Arabia said it had brokered an exchange between Russia and Ukraine.

A spokesman for the UK-based non-profit organisation, which has been supporting the family of Mr Healy, said they were "looking forward to normality with their families after this horrific ordeal".

In a video recorded on the plane, Mr Pinner said they had escaped "by the skin of our teeth".

"We're now out of the danger zone and on our way home to our families," Mr Aslin said.

Mr Aslin, Mr Harding, Mr Hill and Mr Pinner were captured while fighting with Ukrainian forces and had all been living in Ukraine when Russia invaded in February.

Mr Healy, who had been providing humanitarian assistance in Ukraine, is also known to have been detained by Russian-backed forces at a checkpoint in April, alongside Paul Urey who died in July while in detention.

Their release came as part of one of the most significant prisoner swaps of the war so far, with 215 Ukrainian soldiers released - including commanders of the Azov regiment, which defended Mariupol - by Russia.

In exchange, Ukraine handed over 55 Russian soldiers, as well as the pro-Kremlin Ukrainian politician and oligarch Victor Medvechuk, who was facing charges of treason.

Prime Minister Liz Truss said the news of the release ended "months of uncertainty and suffering for them and their families".

Foreign Secretary James Cleverly welcomed the release of the British nationals but added: "Tragically that was not the case for one of those detained and our thoughts remain with the family of Paul Urey."

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