Russia says it is ready to discuss prisoner swap with U.S

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(Refiles to add dropped word ‘after’ in lede para) (Reuters) -Russia said on Friday it was ready to discuss prisoner swaps with the United States through an existing diplomatic channel, a day after a Russian court sentenced basketball star Brittney Griner to nine years in prison for a drugs offence. Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said President Vladimir Putin and his U.S. counterpart Joe Biden had previously agreed on a diplomatic channel that should be used to discuss such matters. “We are ready to discuss this topic, but within the framework of the channel that was agreed upon by presidents …

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