The discharge of WNBA star Brittney Griner from a Moscow-area jail is precedence of President Joe Biden,

but it surely’s not a precedence subject for Moscow, an aide to Russian President Vladimir Putin stated Sunday.

"On this tense scenario, I feel that he (Biden) is pondering firstly in regards to the upcoming midterm elections," stated Yury Ushakov on the state-run TV program "Moscow.

Putin." "He retains emphasizing the necessity to carry (Griner) again house. Nevertheless, it’s not the primary subject that we're involved about."

Griner has been in Russian custody since her February arrest, days earlier than Russia invaded Ukraine, at a Moscow-area airport on drug smuggling fees.

She stated she inadvertently packed hashish oil in her baggage, pleaded responsibly and was issued a nine-year jail sentence that her attorneys are interested.

Efforts to rearrange a swap to free her have been hampered by the traditionally poor relations between Russia.

Biden has stated he could be prepared to debate Griner's case with Russian president Vladimir Putin at the subsequent month's Group of 20 assemblies in Indonesia.