WNBA star Brittney Griner is being transferred to a Russian penal colony, her lawyers said Wednesday, after a Russian court rejected an appeal of her 9½-year prison sentence. She has been detained in Russia on drug charges since February.
Her detention since February in Moscow has exacerbated U.S.-Russia tensions, already at a peak over the war in Ukraine. In its attempts to secure a deal for her release, the Biden administration said it had made “a significant offer to the Russians” but accused the Kremlin of “a lack of good faith negotiation.”
Here’s the latest on the war and its ripple effects across the globe.
4. From our correspondents
Months later, the water is corroding steel pipes and destroying residential boilers ahead of the winter, Michael E. Miller and Anastacia Galouchka report. “We understood this water was of a really bad quality, but we had no choice,” said Boris Dudenko, head of the city’s water company. “It was pipelines versus people.”
Jocelyn Kiley contributed to this report.