The WNBA player Brittney Griner was swapped for a Russian Arms dealer….
The handover happened in the U.A.E…..Neutral territory…
President Biden kept this low key to not allow the media to drag him into it…..
Paul Whelan, a former U.S. Marine remains in Russian custody…He doesn’t have media following …..
Russia gives up on annexing anymore Ukraine territory since the original area’s the Ukraine taken back mostly….
Russian efforts to make the Ukraine capital city Kyiv, unliveable may succeed ….(But I doubt it)
Russian IS worried about Ukraine troops pushing a offence INTO Russian territory ….
Griner had been in Russian custody since her arrest at an airport near Moscow in February, when she was accused of entering the country with illegal vape cartridges containing less than a gram of cannabis oil. Her lawyers said it was prescribed as part of treatment for chronic pain and other conditions.
Biden stressed he has not forgotten about Paul Whelan, a former Marine imprisoned in Russia on espionage charges — even as some lawmakers criticized Biden for not securing Whelan’s release as well. A senior administration official told The Washington Post the choice was between bringing home Griner or no one….
Here’s the latest on the war and its ripple effects across the globe.