President Biden says WNBA famous person Brittney Griner has been free of a Russian prison.

Standing alongside facet Griner's wife, Cherelle Griner, on the White House, Biden stated it changed into an afternoon that "we labored closer to for a protracted time

She's safe. She's on a plane. She's on her manner domestic after months of being unjustly detained in Russia, held below insupportable conditions," Biden stated from

Biden spoke with Griner from the Oval Office simply earlier than making the announcement.

He stated she changed into in precise spirits, however changed into experiencing "trauma" and could want time to heal

Brittney will quick be decrease again withinside the palms of her loved ones and she or he has to had been there all alongside, Biden stated

Russia's Foreign Ministry showed Thursday in a press launch that Griner changed into swapped on the Abu Dhabi airport for convicted Russian fingers dealer Viktor Bout

As a end result of excessive efforts, we controlled to believe the American facet on enterprise of an alternate of Bout for Griner," the overseas ministry stated in a statement.