Viktor Bout has been released from an American prison and is already in Russia


It became known about the exchange of American basketball player Brittney Griner, who was held in one of the colonies, for Russian businessman Viktor Bout. It is reported that it occurred at the airport in Abu Dhabi.


Recall that two-time Olympic champion Brittney Greiner was detained at Moscow's Sheremetyevo airport. She was charged with drug smuggling. Later, the court sentenced the athlete to nine years in prison. Already in custody, she wrote a letter to US President Joe Biden, in which she asked for her release. Greiner feared that she would never be able to get out of prison.

Russian businessman Viktor Bout was convicted in 2012. He was sentenced to 25 years in prison for illegal arms trafficking and supporting terrorism. The entrepreneur himself stated that the charges against him were fabricated by the Americans.

Russia has long sought the release of Viktor Bout, who was held in a US prison under very harsh conditions. After several rounds of negotiations, the American side offered to exchange Bout for Brittney Griner and Paul Willan, who was convicted in the Russian Federation for espionage. By court verdict, he received 16 years in prison.

Information about the exchange of Greiner for Bout has already been confirmed by the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The further fate of Paul Whelan is not reported.
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  1. Leonid Dymov Offline Leonid Dymov
    Leonid Dymov (Leonid) 8 December 2022 19: 51
    -5
    I am convinced that Booth is not white and fluffy and that his snout is down. Our people want to smear him. I like the basketball player Greiner more, and I'm happy for her. To me, our prisoner exchanged in Ukraine is much more valuable than the corrupt official Bout.
    1. krot Offline krot
      krot (Paul) 8 December 2022 20: 58
      +2
      And I'm sure that boot is cooler than you .. He was offered a deal, accusing Russia, calling our country the customer of shady arms deals, but he refused the PATRIOT and accepted the fate of a martyr with dignity! And this is what is on the "surface". And reality can be even more interesting! But you can only see the corrupt official Bout from your "high" meter bell tower ..
      I would like to shake hands with Victor!
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    3. Nikolay Volkov Offline Nikolay Volkov
      Nikolay Volkov (Nikolai Volkov) 9 December 2022 08: 58
      +1
      Bout was exchanged at least 1 for 1 for a young lady, who is certainly not needed in Russia ... but how they "change" in Ukraine, let's better not remember ... otherwise again godfather a pumpkin with the letter M will pop up and the most shameful exchange of him for the leaders of the Nazi Azov
    4. sap Offline sap
      sap (Alex) 9 December 2022 15: 54
      0
      And how much and when did you manage to bring him? Or is he from an American prison vouchsafed to you on saloreykh Hymers worthless vparit?
  2. Alexander Popov Offline Alexander Popov
    Alexander Popov (Alexander Popov) 8 December 2022 21: 46
    -1
    Russian businessman Viktor Bout was convicted in 2012.

    At least now, after the release, they will explain to us who it is?
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  4. 1_2 Offline 1_2
    1_2 (Ducks are flying) 8 December 2022 23: 50
    +1
    he served 15 years for nothing, let him “thanks” the cowardly one ..., for whom the enemies of the Russian Federation are just partners. who cannot be angered over "trifles". After the arrest of a Chinese female director of Huawei in Canada, the Chinese CCP immediately arrested several Yankees and Canadians and... quickly released the Chinese female. I still wonder how he decided on the SVO, maybe to empty the warehouses of the Russian army
    1. Nikolay Volkov Offline Nikolay Volkov
      Nikolay Volkov (Nikolai Volkov) 9 December 2022 08: 59
      +1
      how, how ... I wanted to show my coolness and quickly deal with Zeleya ... it turned out that photo reports and front boxes are not the best way to fight against a motivated enemy