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Brittney Griner arrives in U.S. following her release by Russia in prisoner swap for arms dealer Viktor Bout
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Brittney Griner arrives in U.S. following her release by Russia in prisoner swap for arms dealer Viktor Bout

San Antonio, Texas — Brittney Griner arrived in the U.S. early Friday, landing at Kelly Field in San Antonio, Texas.The WNBA star, who was held for months in Russian prisons on drug charges, was released Thursday in a one-for-one prisoner swap for notorious international arms dealer Viktor Bout, bringing an end to an ordeal that sparked intense high-level negotiations between the Washington and the Moscow to secure her freedom.Per standard procedure for freed U.S. prisoners, Griner was expected to quickly undergo a medical evaluation. American basketball star Brittney Griner is seen getting off a plane after landing at the Kelly Field in San Antonio on Dec. 9, 2022, after she was released from a Russian prison in exchange for a notorious arms dealer. ...