After Griner trial, Kremlin says: we'll not discuss swaps in public

Court hearing of U.S. basketball player Brittney Griner

(Reuters) - The Kremlin said on Friday that possible prisoner exchanges with the United States should not be discussed in public because if they were then they would never take place.

Speaking a day after U.S. basketball Brittney Griner was sentenced to nine years in Russian prison on drugs charges, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said: "If we discuss prisoner exchanges via the press then they will never take place".

(Reporting by Reuters; editing by Guy Faulconbridge)

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