Biden says he’s ‘hopeful’ about US player convicted in Russia

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US President Joe Biden said on Friday that he is hopeful about the case of WNBA star Brittney Griner, following indications that Russia is ready to discuss a prisoner exchange with the US.

“I’m hopeful. We are working hard,” Biden told reporters outside the White House after signing a bill.

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Griner was convicted this week of deliberately smuggling drugs into Russia and sentenced to nine years in prison. At trial, Griner testified that she has a prescription for medical cannabis and had no intention of bringing the drug to Russia.

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said on Friday that Russia was ready to discuss a prisoner exchange with the US through a diplomatic channel agreed by Putin and Biden, according to Russian state news agency RIA Novosti.

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US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said the US would seek Russia’s latest offer to discuss a presidential-level prisoner exchange involving Griner.

Source: CNN Brasil

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