The President of Russia Vladimir Putin spoke about the release of a US citizen in Syria at the request of Washington. According to him, the special operation was not required for this — just needed to negotiate with Syrian authorities.
“Of course, without any money and without any ransom. Acted solely for the reasons of humanitarian nature”, – said the Russian President. According to him, Russia is ready to help to release the hostages and in the future, when it expects its partners to do the same.