February 2, 2023

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Brittney Griner: Kremlin says its open to prisoner swap talks

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Russia warned any discussions on a prisoner swap must be held via established confidential channels that Putin and Biden agreed to during last year’s summit.

MOSCOW, Russia — The Kremlin said Friday that it’s open to talking about a possible prisoner exchange involving American basketball star Brittney Griner but strongly warned Washington against publicizing the issue.

Griner, a two-time U.S. Olympic champion and an eight-time all-star with the WNBA’s Phoenix Mercury, has been detained in Russia since Feb. 17 after police at Moscow’s airport said they found vape cartridges containing cannabis oil in her luggage.

A judge convicted the 31-year-old athlete…

2022-08-05 06:49:09

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