Breaking news: Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov delivered some remarkable messages on US-Russia relations today. Ryabkov stated that Russia is ready to negotiate with the United States and hopes that American basketball star Brittney Griner, who is imprisoned in Russia, will be exchanged for Russian arms smuggler Viktor Bout.
Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov made some remarkable messages to the United States in his statements to the Russian media today.
“IF THE USA IS READY, WE ARE READY”
“Russia is ready for high-level strategic stabilization meetings with the United States if the Washington administration is ready,” Ryabkov said, adding that Russia is not ruling out new contacts with the United States.
Although Ryabkov gave the green light to the US, the Kremlin said today that a Putin-Biden meeting is not planned.
RUSSIA HOPEFUL: GRİNER COULD BE EXCHANGED FOR VİKTOR BOUT
Speaking to the state news agency RIA Novosti, Ryabkov expressed hope that American basketball star Brittney Griner, who is being held in Russia and transferred to a penal colony in the Mordovia region, would be exchanged for Russian arms smuggler Viktor Bout.
It has long been known that the US administration wants to negotiate a prisoner swap to free basketball player Brittney Griner and Paul Whelan, who is accused of espionage.