The American government reportedly issued a warning regarding Brittney Griner

Tuesday, a Russian court dismissed Brittney Griner's appeal against a nine-year prison term. She is currently required to spend the foreseeable future in Russian custody.

The three-judge panel in Moscow was likely to reject Griner's appeal by her legal team. However, there is still a possibility for the WNBA star to get back to America.

Theoretically, the US and Russia might negotiate a prisoner exchange. After the midterm elections, discussions might pick up.

These negotiations must be kept "strictly private" if the US and Russia are to negotiate a prisoner swap.

In regards to a hypothetical prisoner swap involving Griner, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov stated,

 "We constantly say that any talks about possible exchanges can only be handled in quiet under a tight lid on any information."

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