Russian President Vladimir Putin
Russian President Vladimir PutinReuters

Hamas on Wednesday announced that it would release additional hostages who hold Russian citizenship.

In a notice, Hamas wrote that the decision to release additional Russian hostages comes "out of an appreciation for President [Vladimir] Putin."

The hostages in question are Israeli women who also hold Russian citizenship. They will be released on Wednesday, together with ten Israeli hostages.

Moscow has been working to obtain the release of eight Russian citizens who were kidnapped by Hamas terrorists into Gaza.

On Sunday evening, hostage Roni Krivoi was released as a gesture by Hamas to Russia and President Vladimir Putin.