The Biden administration formally supplied a deal to the Russian authorities for the discharge of WNBA star Brittney Griner, Secretary of State Anthony Blinken instructed media retailers on Wednesday.
CNN reported that the provide contains bringing Griner and one other imprisoned American, Paul Whelan, again to the states in alternate for releasing a Russian arms trafficker presently serving jail time within the U.S.
In keeping with ESPN, the provide was made “weeks in the past,” and Blinken has requested a cellphone name with Russian Overseas Minister Sergei Lavrov. Blinken additionally mentioned he has not spoken along with his Russian counterpart since Russia invaded Ukraine.
Griner was arrested in February on drug costs whereas touring to Russia to play along with her worldwide crew. She testified in her trial final week.