Russian arms smuggler Viktor Bout, who was released by Washington in an exchange deal for American basketball player Brittney Grainer, has arrived in Moscow.
And according to the Russian news agency TASS, that the plane carrying Bot landed in the night hours (Friday dawn) at Vnukovo Airport in the capital.
On Thursday, Saudi Arabia and the UAE announced the success of their mediation regarding the exchange of two prisoners by the United States and Russia.
On Thursday, US officials said that Moscow had released Grenier in a prisoner exchange deal in exchange for Washington’s release of Bout’s smuggler (who was serving a 25-year prison sentence), according to the Associated Press.
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And US President Joe Biden said, Thursday, local time, that his compatriot, player Graner, “is safe and has boarded the plane back home.”
And Greiner, 31, a player in the American Basketball Association, was arrested last February after the Russian authorities said that she had found marijuana oil (a plant drug) in her possession.