WNBA star Brittney Griner, who the US had said was wrongfully detained in Russia on drug offenses, was released Thursday after a prisoner swap, two US officials said.
President Joe Biden is set to speak about Griner’s release at 8:30 a.m. in Washington. She was exchanged in a one-to-one swap for Viktor Bout, a notorious arms dealer, according to a statement from Russia’s foreign ministry.
Biden spoke to Griner by phone Thursday morning from the Oval Office, in the company of her wife, Cherelle Griner.
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