ive British nationals held by Russian-backed forces are being returned to their households.
The information was confirmed by Prime Minister Liz Truss in a tweet on Wednesday, as she visits New York for a UN summit the place world leaders are discussing the continuing warfare in Ukraine.
Because the warfare started earlier this yr, numerous British nationals had been captured in Ukraine – with the Overseas Workplace working to assist the detainees and their households.
Ms Truss mentioned: “Vastly welcome information that 5 British nationals held by Russian-backed proxies in jap Ukraine are being safely returned, ending months of uncertainty and struggling for them and their households.”
She thanked Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky “for his efforts to safe the discharge of detainees, and Saudi Arabia for his or her help”.
“Russia should finish the ruthless exploitation of prisoners of warfare and civilian detainees for political ends,” Ms Truss added.
Additional particulars in regards to the British nationals and the method that led to their launch haven’t but been launched by the Authorities.