America-Russia: America Russia exchanged prisoners


Moscow: Russian nationwide Viktor Bout and American basketball participant Brittney Griner had been swapped at Abu Dhabi airport within the United Arab Emirates. The International Ministry of Russia has given this info. In an announcement launched on Telegram on Thursday, the ministry mentioned, “Washington categorically refused to negotiate on including Bout in the exchange plan.” Nonetheless, Russia continued to work to save lots of our compatriots.

The trade of prisoners has additionally been confirmed by the US facet. Notable that WNBA star Brittney Griner was detained at a Moscow airport in February 2022 after cartridges full of hashish oil had been present in her baggage and in August she was sentenced to 9 years in jail and 1,000,000 tremendous for drug trafficking. A tremendous of ruble (US$15,773) was imposed.

In 2008, on the request of the US, Thai police arrested Russian arms seller Viktor Bout in Bangkok on fees of promoting arms to a international terrorist group. He was extradited to the US in 2010 and in 2012 was sentenced to 25 years in jail with a tremendous of US$15 million.

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