MOSCOW (AP) — The Kremlin on Wednesday kept the door open for talks about a possible exchange for imprisoned NBA star Brittney Grenier, but stressed that any such discussions must be kept strictly confidential.
A Russian court on Tuesday rejected Grenier’s appeal against her nine-year prison sentence for drug possession. The eight-star center with the WNBA’s Phoenix Mercury and two-time Olympic gold medalist was found guilty Aug. 4 after police said they found vape packs containing cannabis oil in her luggage at Moscow’s Sheremetyevo Airport.
Asked if Greiner could be released as part of a prisoner exchange with Washington, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on a conference call with reporters, “We always say that any contacts about possible exchanges can only be conducted in silence under a tight cover on any information.” ..”
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