U.S. Marine veteran Trevor Reed was freed from prison in Moscow on Wednesday when the U.S. exchanged a convicted Russian drug trafficker for his freedom.
The New York Post reported that in a prepared statement, President Joe Biden said, “Today we welcome home Trevor Reed and celebrate his return to the family that missed him dearly. Trevor, a former U.S. Marine, is free from Russian detention.”
Biden shared his intention to free Reed with his parents, Joey and Paula, saying that he “heard in the voices of Trevor’s parents how much they’ve worried about his health and missed his presence.”
Biden said, “I’m grateful for the tireless and dedicated work of Special Presidential Envoy for Hostage Affairs Roger Carstens, U.S. Ambassador to the Russian Federation John Sullivan, and many others across our government to ensure that Trevor came home safely.”