US and Russia engage in prisoner swap

The World

The US and Russia agreed to an unexpected prisoner swap today. Russia released former US marine Trevor Reed from custody, while the US released a Russian pilot. Both men were facing long prison sentences. The World's host Marco Werman spoke with Mary Ilyushina, a reporter for the Washington Post, about the rare diplomacy between the two countries.

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