Details Of Russia-US Talks On Prisoner Swap Should Not Appear In Public Domain – Antonov

SAN FRANCISCO (UrduPoint News / Sputnik – 04th November, 2022) The particulars of negotiations on a prisoner alternate between Moscow and Washington mustn’t seem within the public area, Russian Ambassador within the United States Anatoly Antonov mentioned on Thursday.

“The two presidents have agreed on a channel through which the negotiations take place. Our colleagues should be given an opportunity to achieve results. The most important thing for us is that as many Russians detained in prisons as possible return home. It is delicate work, it requires silence, a calm atmosphere,” Antonov instructed journalists.

Moscow and Washington have been negotiating a potential prisoner swap that would come with US basketball participant Brittney Griner, sentenced to 9 years in a Russian jail for illegally introducing hashish oil within the nation, and former US marine Paul Whelan, who was convicted on expenses of espionage.

Russia has repeatedly emphasised that it calls for honest one-for-one alternate gives.

In late July, US media reported that Washington provided to alternate imprisoned Russian citizen Viktor Bout, who’s serving a 25-yr jail time period within the US on expenses of conspiracy to homicide US residents and financially assist terrorism, for Griner and Whelan.

Earlier on Thursday, White House spokesperson Karine Jean-Pierre mentioned that the Biden administration continues to comply with up with Russia about its prisoner swap provide and is proposing alternative routes ahead on this problem.

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