Russia To America: Keep It Cool And We'll Talk Prisoner Exchange, If Not Brittney Griner Stays In The Penal Colony

The Kremlin said Friday that it is now open to talking about a possible prisoner exchange involving Brittney , although Russian diplomats are warning – scolding might be a better word – that Washington had better keep a lid on…or else.

Following Griner's conviction and draconian sentencing to 9 years in a Russian penal colony for having entered the country this past February with a minuscule amount of oil in her luggage, the already politically charged case has heated up quite a few degrees. 

Back to the secret meetings of John LeCarré's Cold War spy novels.

Secretary of State Anthony Blinken communicated last week with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov about the prisoner swap though he overshared quite a few details with the press, prompting a nasty scolding from his Russian counterpart.

Lavrov called Blinken’s efforts

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