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Kremlin Hints at Prisoner Swap Involving Brittney Griner and Viktor Bout

HeadlineNov 18, 2022

Ukraine’s government says 10 million people have been left without electricity after dozens of Russian aerial attacks targeted Ukraine’s civilian infrastructure. On Thursday, the first snow of the season fell on Kyiv and other parts of Ukraine.

In Russia, U.S. political prisoner and women’s basketball star Brittney Griner has been moved to a penal colony 300 miles southeast of Moscow. Earlier today, Russia’s deputy foreign minister said he hopes to negotiate a prisoner swap with the U.S. that would include convicted arms trafficker Viktor Bout, known as the “Merchant of Death.”

Meanwhile, jailed Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny said Thursday he’s been permanently transferred to a cramped solitary confinement cell in a notorious penal colony east of Moscow and will be largely cut off from the outside world. 

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