2022. 8. 3. · From Wikimedia Commons, the free media repository. Jump to navigation Jump to search. Countries of Europe: Czech Republic · Germany · Lithuania · Portugal ‡ · Romania · Russia ‡ · Spain ‡ · Turkey ‡ · United Kingdom ‡: partly located in Europe. 2022. 8. 16. · Prisoner swap. There was some hope for American prisoners in Russia: Brittney Griner, the US basketball star, appealed her conviction on drug smuggling charges. Diplomats suggested that Moscow appears willing to discuss a possible prisoner swap that would include Griner and other Americans. The trial came while elsewhere in Ukraine, clashes. 2022. 8. 11. · A Russian Foreign Ministry spokesman said talks on a prisoner exchange are ongoing, but he warned the United States against conducting diplomacy in public. 23 hours ago · Updated: 5:26 AM CDT August 15, 2022. MOSCOW, Russia — Lawyers for American basketball star Brittney Griner on Monday filed an appeal against her 9-year Russian prison sentence for drugs.