US basketball star Brittney Griner. File photo: Getty Images/TNS
US basketball star Brittney Griner. File photo: Getty Images/TNS

Biden’s Russian arms dealer Viktor Bout swap for Brittney Griner criticised as ‘gift to Putin’

  • Democrats and Republicans said the deal, which secured the basketball player’s release but left behind former US Marine Paul Whelan, was lopsided
  • Critics warned the move could spur incentives for other regimes to snag Americans as bargaining chips

US basketball star Brittney Griner. File photo: Getty Images/TNS
US basketball star Brittney Griner. File photo: Getty Images/TNS
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