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Paul Whelan

Guilty! America-Hating Brittney Griner Convicted By Russian Court, Handed Severe Sentence

Ultimately, as mentioned, Griner has become little more than a political pawn in a high-stakes game of chess. The Biden Administration has been highly critical of Vladimir Putin’s Russia and his decision to go to war with Ukraine. The U.S. has subsequently engaged in aiding the Ukrainians and applying stiff, economic sanctions on Russia. The relationship between Russia and the U.S. is at its worst point in over thirty years, which is a bad time to get caught smuggling weed into Moscow.