© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov attends an annual end-of-year information convention of Russian President Vladimir Putin, in Moscow, Russia, December 23, 2021. REUTERS/Evgenia Novozhenina
(Reuters) – The Kremlin mentioned on Friday that it at all times takes prisoner swap proposals with the USA significantly after Washington mentioned it anticipated President Vladimir Putin to specific a willingness to interact in talks.
“There are current channels, they need to be discreet, that’s the solely option to obtain outcomes,” Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov instructed reporters, though he cautioned in opposition to what he known as “megaphone diplomacy”.
The Kremlin has been tight-lipped concerning the prospect of a prisoner swap with Washington, which can embody U.S. basketball star Brittney Griner, sentenced to 9 years in a Russian penal colony on medicine costs.
Russian Deputy Overseas Minister Sergei Ryabkov was quoted as saying on Friday that the concept of a prisoner alternate between the USA and Russia stays open, and that the 2 sides have sure channels and a schedule for talks on the topic.