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Russia Says It’s Negotiating Prisoner Swap with U.S. for Brittney Griner and Paul Whelan

HeadlineAug 12, 2022

Russia’s Foreign Ministry has acknowledged for the first time that it’s negotiating with the Biden administration for a prisoner swap that could see jailed U.S. citizens Brittney Griner and Paul Whelan freed from Russian penal colonies. President Biden said the news left him “hopeful” a prisoner swap could soon be completed.

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