Basketball player Greiner violated Russian law, she is not a hostage, says Peskov

Russian President’s Press Secretary Dmitry Peskov said that the American basketball player Britney Griner detained for violation of the law of the Russian Federation, she is not a hostage.

Greiner was arrested in February on suspicion of trying to smuggle hash oil through Sheremetyevo airport. A criminal case has been opened for drug smuggling. She faces a prison sentence of 5 to 10 years. The athlete was taken into custody, investigative actions are underway.

– Attempts to smuggle banned substances into the country are prosecuted under the law of the Russian Federation. Russia is not the only country in the world to have strict legislation in this direction. Nothing can be done about it.

You can’t call her a hostage. She broke Russia’s law, now she faces criminal penalties. It’s not about being taken hostage,” Peskov said in an interview with a US TV channel. MSNBC .

The basketball player, who has been playing for UMMC Yekaterinburg since 2015, has twice won the Olympics as part of the US team (2016, 2020).

Source : MatchTV

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