American families hopeful of U.S.-Russia prisoner swap

Russian President Vladimir Putin has indicated he'd be willing to talk about a potential "prisoner swap" between two former U.S. Marines jailed in Russia for Russians being held in the U.S.
1:00 | 06/16/21

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Transcript for American families hopeful of U.S.-Russia prisoner swap
There are American families watching this summit really closely hoping a prisoner swap could bring their loved ones home from on that let's go in two chief. Go global affairs correspondent for ABC news' Martha Raddatz good morning to you mark. TJ if there are two prisoners in Russia right now American prisoners both. Former Marines we have Paul Wheeling. He has been held 900. Days in a Russian prison on charges of espionage. While he was visiting Russia he was there for a wedding. He was handed a flash drive he says he thought it would pitch was pictured at church just it turned out to be some sort of classified material. And they also have Trevor Reid a young man from Texas who was here visiting a Russian girlfriend. He drank too much apparently one night the Russians say he assaulted a police officer. He says he he remembers nothing about that evening his family of course trying to get him freed as well and both are for at least. Audio tapes.

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