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US offers Russia alternative options for prisoner exchange

White House building in Washington DC

White House building in Washington DC

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American diplomats visited basketball player Brittney Griner, who was convicted in Russia for smuggling hash oil. The return of the athlete to her homeland remains one of the top priorities of the administration of President Joe Biden. This was stated by White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre.

According to her, in recent weeks, the US government has offered the Russian side alternative options for moving forward as part of the prisoner exchange dialogue. About it November 3rd writes RIA News. Jean-Pierre indicated that this happened through all available channels. She did not provide details of these alternatives.

Previously it was reported that The United States is waiting for Russia to seriously consider the proposal on the exchange of convicts or an alternative option. This was stated by the official representative of the White House. According to her, the President of the United States is ready to take extraordinary steps to get Americans back home.

The US Secretary of State stated that attention riveted on the exchange of prisoners between the United States and Russia. He noted that at the top of his list of world priorities is to do everything possible to return all Americans who have been arbitrarily or unfairly detained.

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