Joe Biden responded to a letter from US basketball player Brittney Griner arrested in Russia
US President Joe Biden responded to a letter from American basketball player Brittney Griner arrested in Russia. It is reported by RIA Novosti with reference to the statement of the White House.
It is noted that Biden, along with US Vice President Kamala Harris, talked with the wife of basketball player Sherrell Griner. “The President has assured Sherell that he is working to get Brittney released as soon as possible. He also wrote a letter that Britney Griner will send today, ”the message says.
On July 5, it became known that Greiner had written a letter to the President of the United States. The appeal of the athlete was transmitted to the White House through her representatives. In the letter, she asked to be released and expressed her fear that she would never be able to return home.
Greiner was arrested on March 5, the American was detained at Moscow’s Sheremetyevo airport. She was charged with drug smuggling.
The American has been performing in Russia since 2015, defending the colors of the UMMC from Yekaterinburg. Greiner has won two Olympic gold medals with Team USA.