RUSSIA US  – Russia ready to discuss prisoner swap with US: Lavrov

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Russia said Friday it was ready to discuss a prisoner swap with the United States a day after US basketball star Brittney Griner was sentenced to nine years in prison by a Russian court for drug possession and smuggling.

“We are ready to discuss this topic, but within the framework of the channel that was agreed upon by presidents Putin and Biden,” Russia’s foreign minister Sergey Lavrov told during a press conference in Cambodia.