Joe Biden, the President of the United States of America, has verified that WNBA star Brittney Griner has been released and is on her way back to the United States.
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On Thursday, December 8th, 2022, President Biden confirmed the news via his official Twitter account. He stated that he had spoken with Brittney and that she is in high spirits.
According to a senior US official, the US administration exchanged WNBA star Brittney Griner for convicted Russian arms dealer Viktor Bout.
The basketball star was taken into custody at a Moscow area airport in February in possession of vaping cartridges containing hashish oil, an illegal substance in Russia. Griner pleaded guilty and was sentenced to nine years in prison.