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Russia-Ukraine warfare newest updates: U.S. hails Griner touchdown



U.S. authorities officers hailed the arrival of WNBA star Brittney Griner in Texas on Friday, after 10 months in Russian custody. “So completely satisfied to have Brittney again on U.S. soil,” the U.S. particular presidential envoy for hostage affairs, Roger D. Carstens, tweeted. “Welcome dwelling BG!”

Washington secured her launch in a prisoner take care of Moscow in change for infamous Russian arms supplier Viktor Bout. The Kremlin mentioned Friday the high-profile swap, after months of negotiations, didn’t point out a step towards resolving U.S.-Russian diplomatic tensions over the battle in Ukraine.

The talks about swapping Griner and Bout created “a sure environment” between officers however didn’t evolve into broader dialogue, Russian President Vladimir Putin mentioned at a televised information convention Friday throughout a go to to Kyrgyzstan. “Are every other [prisoner] exchanges potential? All the pieces is feasible,” he mentioned.

Right here’s the newest on the warfare and its ripple results throughout the globe.

4. From our correspondents

Battle has tamed Ukraine’s oligarchs, creating house for democratic change: Interviews with greater than two-dozen present and former Ukrainian and U.S. officers, analysts and others present that the battle has diminished the ability of a gaggle of rich Ukrainians who held outsize affect within the nation and have been accused of corruption, Kevin Sullivan, David L. Stern and Kostiantyn Khudov report.



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