Russia releases basketball player Brittney Griner in exchange for an arms dealer with the US.

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Brittney Griner was sentenced to nine years in prison by a court in Russia in August.

Washington and Moscow have announced this Thursday that a prisoner exchange was carried out between the American basketball player Brittney Gringer, who was in a prison in Russia, and the arms dealer Viktor Bout, who was detained in a US prison. .for twelve years.

The exchange was approved by US President Joe Biden, who made it public at an event at the White House in the company of Cherelle Griner, the basketball player’s wife.

Cherelle announced that both will remain committed to achieving the release of all Americans around the world who are in a situation similar to the one experienced by the athlete.

“Today my family is complete and, as you all know, there are so many families that are not,” he said.

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