The Kremlin said that it's open to talking about a possible prisoner exchange involving American basketball star Brittney Griner but strongly warned Washington against publicizing the issue.
U.S. basketball star Brittney Griner was convicted in Russia of drug possession and smuggling and was sentenced to nine years behind bars.
The trial is nearing its end nearly six months after Griner's arrest at a Moscow airport and subsequent detention.
The U.S. has offered a deal to Russia aimed at bringing home WNBA star Brittney Griner and another jailed American, Paul Whelan, Secretary of State Antony Blinken said.
American basketball star Brittney Griner testified at her drug trial in Russia that a language interpreter translated only a fraction of what was said during her questioning.
The drug trial of American basketball star Brittney Griner in a Russian court focused on testimony that cannabis, while illegal in Russia, is regarded in other countries as having legitimate medicinal use.
A lawyer for WNBA star Brittney Griner, who is jailed in Russia on drug charges, presented a court with a doctor's letter recommending she use cannabis to treat pain.
Jailed American basketball star Brittney Griner pleaded guilty to drug possession and smuggling during her trial in Moscow but said she had no intention of committing a crime.
Brittney Griner's appeal to President Joe Biden in a handwritten letter continued to garner reaction after the WNBA All-Star acknowledged she feared never returning home.
The WNBA star pleaded that she and other Americans imprisoned in Russia be brought home.
A Russian court has set the start date of the criminal trial of U.S. basketball star Brittney Griner for July 1.
WNBA star Brittney Griner will remain in Russian custody through at least July 2.
The WNBA star's case is tangled up with that of a lesser-known American also imprisoned in Russia.
Brittney Griner can’t play with her WNBA colleagues. She can’t call them, either. But she can write.
The lawyer for WNBA star Brittney Griner said her pre-trial detention in Russia has been extended by one month.
The Biden administration has determined that WNBA star Brittney Griner is being wrongfully detained in Russia, meaning the United States will more aggressively work to secure her release.
For another person in another country at another time, the case might have been a minor matter.
A court near Moscow has extended the detention of WNBA star Brittney Griner until May 19.
A post lauding an officer for her role in saving Rep. Steve Scalise correctly described her sexuality, but left out important context.
American basketball star Brittney Griner appeared in a Moscow-area court for trial about 4 1/2 months after she was arrested on cannabis possession charges.
Russia has been a popular destination for WNBA players like Brittney Griner over the past two decades because of the money they can make playing there in the winter.