Russia—Lavrov ‘Ready To Discuss’ Prisoner Swap With U.S.

Nbc News | 08/05/2022

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said his government is ready to negotiate with Washington for the release of Brittney Griner, a basketball player who was arrested nearly six months ago, reports NBC News. On Thursday, Griner was sentenced to nine years in a penal colony for possessing a vaporizer with cannabis-infused oil. Griner said she had not intended to bring it to Russia, where she has played basketball over the winter for the last seven years. Her arrest was widely believed...

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