U.S. responds to Russia’s surprising Brittney Griner admission

The Russian authorities denied Brittney Griner’s enchantment for freedom in October. Griner beforehand plead responsible to making an attempt to smuggle a small quantity of cannabis oil aboard a home flight along with her Russian Premier League staff in October.

The Russians sentenced Griner to 9 years in jail, which is to be served in a maximum-security penal colony 200 miles west of Moscow.

Earlier this week, Segei Ryabkov, the Russian deputy international minister, mentioned there was new “exercise” round a possible prisoner trade between Russia and the US involving Griner and Viktor Bout, a convicted arms seller serving 25 years in an American jail.

The US, nonetheless, was fast to shoot down the shocking Russian claims.

“We’re not going to touch upon the specifics of any proposals aside from to say that we’ve got made a considerable supply that the Russian Federation has persistently failed to barter in good religion,” a launch from the State Division mentioned, in keeping with ESPN. “The U.S. Authorities has continued to comply with up on that provide and suggest different potential methods ahead with the Russian authorities. The Russian authorities’s failure to noticeably negotiate on these points within the established channel or another channel for that matter runs counter to its public statements.”

American president Joe Biden, his political occasion recent of a shocking efficiency within the midterm elections, renewed his dedication to free Griner earlier this week.


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