Russia ‘ready to discuss’ prisoner swap now Brittney Griner sentenced

Russia declared itself on Friday “ready to discuss” a prisoner exchange with Washington at the presidential level, the day after the drug conviction by American basketball star Brittney Griner. Despite the skyrocketing tensions between Russia and the United States since the launch of Moscow’s military intervention in Ukrainethe old Cold War rivals appeared to be … Read more

Brittney Griner trial: WNBA star found guilty, sentenced to 9 years in prison in Russia

American basketball star Brittney Griner was convicted in Russia on Thursday of drug possession and sentenced to nine years in prison after a politically charged trial that came amid rising tensions between Moscow and Washington over Ukraine and could lead to a high-stakes prisoner swap between the two worlds. powers. Griner, 31, a two-time U.S. … Read more