Trevor Reed kept in blood-smeared Russian cell and blasts Putin’s government as ‘sincerely evil’

A former U.S. Marine who spent three years in a Russian prison on trumped-up charges has described the government of Vladimir Putin as ‘sincerely evil from top to bottom’.

Trevor Reed, in his first interview since his April 27 release, told CNN’s Jake Tapper about the horrific conditions in the prison where he was held, and the farcical circumstances of his arrest.

He had been at a party with his Russian girlfriend of three years, Alina Tsybulnik, a lawyer, in August 2019 when he was arrested for intoxication.