Brittney Griner, WNBA star, has been freed from Russian custody after nearly a year. President Joe Biden revealed the news on Twitter, writing, “Moments ago I spoke to Brittney Griner. She is safe. She is on a plane. She is on her way home.”
Moments ago I spoke to Brittney Griner.— President Biden (@POTUS) December 8, 2022
She is safe.
She is on a plane.
She is on her way home. pic.twitter.com/FmHgfzrcDT
Paul Whelan, an American prisoner in Russia, has not been freed.
Joe Biden discussed Brittney’s release date of December 8, 2022. Cherelle Griner, the basketball player’s wife, accompanied him.
Biden has reiterated his resolve to bring Paul Whelan home as well.
The prisoner trade was approved somewhere during the week leading up to Biden’s announcement. When Biden learned that Brittney was back in US custody, he informed her wife.
She symbolizes the greatest things about America, across the board, Biden said. She wrote to him in September… She didn’t pressure for special treatment. She also encouraged the Biden administration to fight toward the release of other American captives in Russia.
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