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Russian authorities agreed to release Marine veteran Trevor Reed from jail Wednesday, who had been detained in Russia since 2020 over questionable charges in a case that captured the attention of President Joe Biden.

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Reed’s release was confirmed by the White House Wednesday morning after initially being announced by the Russian Foreign Ministry as part of a reported prisoner exchange with a Russian citizen detained in the US

During his imprisonment, Reed protested what he called unsafe living conditions, including inadequate treatment of his health conditions.