Officials in Russia have confirmed that they are “ready” to discuss a prisoner exchange with the White House for queer US basketballer Brittney Griner.

The statement comes less than 24 hours after the athlete was sentenced to nine years in Russian prison for narcotics possession and smuggling. “We are ready to discuss this subject, but […] The post Russia “ready” to negotiate prisoner swap after sentencing Brittney Griner appeared first on GCN.