On Thursday, Russia confirmed that negotiations had been underway between Washington D.C. and Moscow on a attainable prisoner swap. The USA proposed a deal to change Griner and fellow American prisoner Paul Whelan for Russian arms vendor Viktor Bout.
Russian Overseas Minister Sergei Lavrov mentioned that Russia was “prepared to debate” a possible deal final week. Overseas Ministry spokesman Ivan Nechayev mentioned Thursday that the negotiations started after Lavrov’s assertion.
“Directions got to approved buildings to hold out negotiations,” Nechayev mentioned per Axios. “They’re being performed by competent authorities.”