William Pomeranz, an expert on Russian law and politics, deputy director of the Kennan Institute, talked about the potential change of American basketball player Brittney Griner.
“The USA put their cards on the table and now the Russians are using it. Now they will determine whether this exchange will take place and how quickly it can happen.” Yahoo Sports.
Recall that on March 5, Greiner was detained while passing through customs, a service dog reacted to the belongings of the athlete, in which there was hash oil, which is banned in Russia.
In this context, two criminal cases were filed, namely smuggling and possession of drugs. The athlete faces up to ten years in prison.
It has been reported that American citizens Brittney Griner and Paul Whelan are likely to be exchanged for Russian businessman Viktor Bout, who is serving a prison sentence in the United States.
Former Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov declarationHe said that the organization is ready to listen to the offers of the USA for the exchange of basketball player Greiner.