Russian court sentences US b-ball star Brittney Griner to nine years in prison

US ball star Brittney Griner was indicted Thursday in Russia of medication ownership and condemned to nine years

in jail following a politically charged preliminary that came in the midst of taking off strains among Moscow and Washington over

Ukraine and could prompt a high-stakes detainee trade between the two world powers.

The 31-year-old Griner, a double cross US Olympic boss and an eight-time elite player

with the WNBA's Phoenix Mercury tuned in with a numb articulation as a mediator deciphered

the decision by Judge Anna Sotnikova. The appointed authority additionally fined 1 million rubles (about $16,700) fine.

US President Joe Biden impugned the decision and sentence as "unsatisfactory."

"I approach Russia to deliver her right away so she can accompany her significant other, friends and family

companions, and colleagues," Biden said, adding that he would keep on attempting to bring back Griner and Paul Whelan