'The choice was one or none' -Blinken on Griner prisoner swap

STORY: Griner was traded for Russian citizen Viktor Bout, a former arms dealer. The exchange took place in the United Arab Emirates at Abu Dhabi airport, where the two walked past each other on a tarmac, a U.S. administration official said.

Griner, a player of the Women's National Basketball Association's Phoenix Mercury, was arrested on Feb. 17. Talks to secure her release were complicated by Russia's invasion of Ukraine on Feb. 24 and the subsequent deep souring of ties between Washington and Moscow.