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News of the US/Russia prisoner swap that freed former U.S. Marine Trevor Reed was met with mixed reactions on social media.

The U.S. State Department swapped a Russian drug lord for Reed this week.

Reed's return to U.S. soil was met with celebration, but WNBA fans expressed dismay that the Biden administration didn't include Brittney Griner in that exchange.

The WNBA all-star is still languishing in a Russian jail and is now one of two high-profile U.S. citizens detained in Russia.

Brittney's petition on Change.org grew to nearly 80,000 signers calling out the administration and others for not doing more to free the Phoenix Mercury center.

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Griner's petition is one of the fastest-growing petitions on Change.org's site this year.

The 31-year-old was arrested upon her arrival at a Moscow airport in February. Officials say they found vape cartridges containing oil derived from the marijuana plant.

Griner remains in pretrial detention until May 19. She faces 10 years in prison if convicted.

Griner's life partner, Cherelle Griner, expressed joy for Reed's family in a post on Instagram.

"I do not personally know them, but I do the pain of having your loved one detained in a foreign country. That level of pain is constant and can only be remediated by a safe return home. For the Reed family, that day is today."

A Twitter user wrote: "I'm so happy for Trevor Reed and his family! However, we need to do the same for Brittney Griner."

"What about Brittney Griner, tho?" another person tweeted.

"Brittney Griner couldn't get in on the release???" a third person asked.

"Why is it so hard to get Brittany Griner home??? ... The US just let a Russian drug lord go you would've thought the marine and Brittany would've been a good trade for US," another added.

The WNBA season begins on May 6 and Brittney Griner will not be there," writes publicist Alaina Curry. "The Department of State recently made comments that Griner's case is a "top priority" but will this be soon?"

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Captured Russian soldiers cried and begged for mercy after Ukraine military forces buried over 700 Russian troops.

In footage released by Ukraine officials, weeping prisoners of war (POWs) said they had no idea they were being sent to war. They claimed they were unprepared and had no food by the time they were captured.

Crying soldiers said they didn't know they were going to attack "peaceful people defending their territory."

They also said Russian officials didn't pick up the corpses of their fellow soldiers.

Russian President Vladimir Putin is reportedly humiliated that Ukraine didn't fall in a few days. He thought the invasion would be over by now. Instead, he has lost over 5,840 soldiers - the biggest losses since World War 2.

According to reports, Putin invaded Ukraine to prevent President Volodymyr Zelensky from joining NATO. If Ukraine joins NATO, then other NATO countries - including the United States - can position their missile systems directly on the Russian border.

That's what Putin fears the most — and why he is willing to start World War 3.

As it stands now, the closest the U.S. and her allies can get to Russia is Poland, which borders Ukraine's west coast.

Ukraine authorities have forbidden men aged between 18 and 60 from leaving and ordered them to stay and fight Russian invaders.

Joe Biden called Putin a "dictator" in his annual State of the Union address on Tuesday, as he banned Russian aircraft from U.S. airspace.

The U.S. president imposed more sanctions on Russia. Additionally, the U.S., European Union and the U.K. removed 7 Russian banks from the SWIFT international payment system. Removal from SWIFT is a huge blow to the Russian economy.

Biden didn't mention if he plans to stop paying Russia $75 million per day for oil.