Israeli citizen captured while fighting for Ukraine said freed by pro-Russian forces

An Israeli citizen captured by pro-Russian forces as he fought on behalf of Ukraine has been released and will head to Israel, Russian state media reports.

Vladimir Kozlovsky was handed over to the Russian Jewish community and will later fly to Israel to join his wife in Tel Aviv, according to the Russian Television and Radio report.

A video report circulating on social media with English subtitles shows Kozlovsky being released and beginning his journey to freedom. He is also shown speaking by video call to his wife, joking with her about “how good I look. How handsome I am.”

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