July 25 () –
Former US Marine Trevor Reed, released in April last year by Russia in an exchange for pilot Konstantin Yaroshenko, has been injured in Ukraine while fighting in the war, launched by Moscow at the end of February 2022.
Reed has been transported to a hospital in the Ukrainian capital, Kiev, and later evacuated to Germany, where he is receiving medical attention, a source familiar with the matter told .
However, Reed family spokesman Jonathan Franks has declined to comment on the news. At the moment, more details are unknown about the injuries that the former US marine could have suffered.
Reed thus joins the list of US citizens who have been injured, or even died, in the framework of the hostilities in Ukraine. The State Department has made repeated calls to the public not to travel to the European country.
The former US marine was arrested in 2019 and sentenced to nine years in prison in Russia in July 2022 for assaulting a Russian police officer. Reed and his family denied the charges against him and Washington declared him wrongfully detained.
At the end of April, the governments of the United States and Russia agreed to an exchange of prisoners for the return to their respective countries of the ex-marine Reed and the Russian pilot Konstantin Yaroshenko, despite the tensions between Washington and Moscow on account of the war in Ukraine.
Yaroshenko was sentenced to 20 years in prison for drug trafficking and, like Reed, his case had also been the subject of several public demands by the Russian Government.