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Russian Diplomat "Open" To Discussing Brittney Griner Swap: Fans React

Brittney Griner in the WNBA Finals.

PHOENIX, ARIZONA - OCTOBER 10: Brittney Griner #42 and Diana Taurasi #3 of the Phoenix Mercury reacts to a foul call in the second half during the game against the Chicago Sky at Footprint Center on October 10, 2021 in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo by Mike Mattina/Getty Images)

Brittney Griner is still in Russian custody, but if all goes according to the U.S. government's plan, she could be coming home soon. 

The Joe Biden administration announced this week that it's offering a prisoner swap in an attempt to bring Griner home. But it takes two to tango. 

With that being said, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov is reportedly "open" to discussing a prisoner swap with U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken. 

"US makes 'substantial offer' to bring two detainees, including basketball star Brittney Griner, home from Russia, top diplomat says," wrote BBC News.

"Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said Friday that he is open to a call with U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken to discuss a possible prisoner swap involving American basketball star Brittney Griner," said ESPN Women's Hoops.

"Russia’s top diplomat to discuss US prisoner swap offer for Brittney Griner," said The Guardian. 

"Russian Foreign Minister open to discussing U.S. prisoner swap offer involving Brittney Griner," wrote Jeff Metcalfe.

Let's hope this results in substantial progress to bring Brittney Griner home. It's been too long already.