CNN sources report that American basketball player Brittney Griner was successfully exchanged for Russian Viktor Bout. Earlier, representatives of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation reported that such conversations were underway. =”CNN: Team USA basketball player Greiner traded for Viktor Bout” />

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No details on the trade yet. The American side stated that such an exchange was previously supported by the administration of Joe Biden.

Both sides confirmed the information about the exchange. The Russian Foreign Ministry said that Viktor Bout is already in Russia.

Brittney Greiner was detained in Sheremetyevo in February with medical marijuana. As a result, the basketball player was accused of drug smuggling and sentenced to 2 years in prison in Russia. The athlete said that she accidentally got the drugs.

Viktor Bout has been in the United States since 2010, and before that he was in Bangkok for 2 years. A Russian citizen is accused of illegal arms trade. Booth denies the allegations.


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