A video clip showing the moment the American vet, Trevor Reed, was swapped for Russian drug smuggling 2022-04-28 07:07:00

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release him U.S. Marine Corps Veteran Trevor Reed “She’s now back in the USA,” his mother said early Thursday – as a new drama video showed a Hollywood-like moment when he was exchanged for a Russian drug dealer in a prisoner exchange.

“It has been [a] A very exciting day for the Reed family, the mother of 30-year-old Texas, Paula Reed, She tweeted about her son’s return who spent nearly 1,000 days in a Moscow prison on trumped-up charges.

The newly released footage showed a prisoner exchange on the tarmac of an airport in Turkey at a moment his father, Jerry, said was “just as you see it in the movies”.

Reed, dressed in all black, can be seen walking off his plane and across the tarmac — passing Konstantin Yaroshenko, 53, the Russian drug smuggler who was released from his 20-year sentence in a federal prison in Connecticut.

Former US soldier Trevor Reed, accused of attacking police, stands inside a cage of defendants during the sentencing hearing at the Golovinsky District Court in Moscow.  -
Moscow said on April 27, 2022 that it had exchanged former U.S. Marines Trevor Reed.
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Former US soldier Trevor Reed, accused of attacking police, stands inside a cage for defendants during a court hearing in Moscow
Trevor Reed, the liberated US Marine Corps veteran, is now back “to the USA”.
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Former US Marine Trevor Reed, accused of attacking police, stands inside a cage for defendants during a court hearing in Moscow.
Trevor Reed has been imprisoned in Russia for assaulting the police.
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Trevor Reed, a former US Marine who was detained in 2019 and accused of assaulting police officers, stands inside a cage for defendants during a court hearing in Moscow, Russia, July 30, 2020.
Trevor Reid was sentenced to nine years in prison after a trial.
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As his father noted, it was more like a scene from a movie like 2015’s Bridge of Spies, in which Tom Hanks stars Steven Spielberg, talking about a former prisoner exchange that frees US U-2 spy plane pilot Francis Gary Powers.

Then Reed was flown home in a jet plane with a special isolation tent due to concerns he had tuberculosis, his family told NBC News. He arrived at an airport in San Antonio early Thursday.

before arriving, His father said, “I think it will really hit home for him and us when we can finally see and touch him.”

Former US Marine Trevor Reed, who was arrested in 2019 and accused of assaulting police officers, escorted members of the Russian service to a plane as part of a prisoner exchange between the US and Russia.
Russian service members escort former US Marine Trevor Reed to a plane as part of a prisoner exchange.
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Former US Marine Trevor Reed, who was arrested in 2019 and accused of assaulting police officers, escorts Russian service members to a plane as part of a US-Russia prisoner exchange, in Moscow, Russia, in this still image taken from the video released April 27. 2022.
Trevor Reid was arrested in 2019.
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Trevor Reid has been flown to Vnukovo Airport
Trevor Reid was replaced by Russian pilot Konstantin Yaroshenko.
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Trevor Reed, detained in 2019 and accused of assaulting police officers, is guarded before a court hearing in Moscow, Russia, March 11, 2020.
Trevor Reid arrived at an airport in San Antonio early Thursday.
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The trade-off took nearly three years to make, with President Biden saying on Wednesday that negotiations “require tough decisions that I don’t take seriously.”

The timing was particularly surprising given the rising tensions with Russia amid its brutal war on Ukraine.

Reed has been behind bars since 2019, accused of assaulting two policemen in Moscow while they were drunk He was sentenced to nine years in prison After a trial, the United States tore it apart, calling it a “theater of the absurd.”

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“It has been [a] Very exciting day for the Reed family,” tweeted Trevor Reed’s mother, Paula Reed.
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Joey and Paula Reed, Trevor Reed's parents, talk about his release during a news conference outside their home in Granbury, Texas, Wednesday, April 27, 2022.
Joey and Paula Reed, parents of Trevor Reed, talk about his release during a press conference, Wednesday, April 27, 2022.
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News media crews gather outside the family home of former U.S. Marines Trevor Reed
The barter process took nearly three years.
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Joey Reed, father of Trevor Reed, poses next to a sign that reads Free Trevor Reed in Lafayette Square near the White House in Washington, D.C., on March 30, 2022.
Joey Reed, father of Trevor Reed, poses next to a sign that reads Free Trevor Reed in Lafayette Square near the White House in Washington, D.C., March 30, 2022.
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He recently went on a hunger strike to complain about the harsh conditions in his prison.

Yaroshenko was serving a 20-year federal prison sentence in Connecticut for conspiracy to smuggle cocaine around the world. The Department of Justice has described him as an “experienced international drug dealer”.

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