WNBA star Brittney Griner released by Russia in 1-for-1 prisoner swap with ‘merchant of death’ arms dealer Viktor Bout

The WNBA star was released Thursday in a one-for-one prisoner swap for international arms dealer Viktor Bout, officials said.

Griner was held for months in a Russian prison after being convicted of drug charges.

The one-for-one prisoner exchange was approved by president Joe Biden within the last week, CBS News reported.

The agreement was reportedly reached last Thursday.