CNN: Biden administration offers to trade Bout for Whelan and Griner
MOSCOW, 27 July/ Radio Sputnik. The United States has offered Russia to trade Russian businessman Viktor Bout to Americans Paul Whelan and Brittney Griner. transmits CNN channel.
According to the channel, US President Joe Biden personally approved the change plan.
Victor Bout arrested Thailand At the request of the US government in 2008 after a successful operation by US intelligence agencies. By the decision of the jury new YorkIn 2012, Bout was found guilty of planning to kill Americans and financially supporting terrorism. He was sentenced to 25 years in prison. The Russian businessman denies all accusations. Now he has served half his sentence.
Basketball player Greiner is charged with drug trafficking and Marine Whelan is serving a 16-year sentence on espionage charges. The American side considers its compatriots “wrongly detained”.
Earlier, Sputnik radio reported that HRC head Fadeev authorized the swap of Russian businessman Bout.
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