U.S. authorities officers hailed the arrival of WNBA star Brittney Griner in Texas on Friday, after 10 months in Russian custody. “So pleased to have Brittney again on U.S. soil,” the U.S. particular presidential envoy for hostage affairs, Roger D. Carstens, tweeted. “Welcome residence BG!”
Washington secured her launch in a prisoner cope with Moscow in change for infamous Russian arms vendor Viktor Bout. The Kremlin stated Friday the high-profile swap, after months of negotiations, didn’t point out a step towards resolving U.S.-Russian diplomatic tensions over the battle in Ukraine.