Russia Wants Potential Prisoner Exchange For Brittney Griner To Be Discussed Without Fanfare

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May 20, 2019; Phoenix, AZ, USA; WNBA MVP candidate and All Stars player Brittney Griner during media day before she enters her eighth season with Phoenix Mercury. Mandatory Credit: Nick Oza/The Republic-USA TODAY NETWORK

On Thursday, the Kremlin warned that a potential prisoner exchange for WNBA’s Brittney Griner must be discussed without any fanfare. Kremlin spokesperson Dmitry Peskov issued a statement to reporters during a conference call regarding the alleged offer made by the U.S.

“We know that such issues are discussed without any such release of information. Normally, the public learns about it when the agreements are already implemented,” Peskov said.

The Biden administration reportedly made an offer to trade Russian arms trafficker Viktor Bout, who is currently serving a maximum life sentence, in exchange for Brittney Griner and Paul Whelan.

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