Athletistic / Basketball. US President Joe Biden has commented on the Khimki court ruling in the case of US basketball player Brittney Griner. She was found guilty of smuggling and possession of drugs and sentenced to 9 years in prison and fined 1 million rubles.

American basketball player Brittney Griner sentenced to 9 years in prison

“The court’s decision is unacceptable. I call on Russia to immediately release Brittney so she can be with her loved ones.

The administration will take every opportunity to ensure that Greiner and Paul Whelan return home as soon as possible,” CNN quoted Biden as saying.

Earlier it was reported that US authorities could swap Greiner for Russian Viktor Bout, who has been convicted in America of arms trafficking.