Jean-Pierre said this during a convention of the National Association of Black Journalists in Las Vegas.

“As for Brittney Griner, we intend to take extraordinary measures so that she returns home,” RIA Novosti quotes her.

According to the White House press secretary, the United States has made a "substantial proposal" to Russia on this issue and intends to continue the intergovernmental dialogue.

Earlier, the Russian Embassy in Washington said that the United States distorted the facts and distorted information in the case of Brittney Griner, a basketball player sentenced to nine years in prison in Russia for smuggling and possession of drugs.

On August 4, the Khimki Court of the Moscow Region sentenced Greiner to nine years in prison for drug smuggling and possession.

Greiner was detained on February 18 at Sheremetyevo Airport.

Vapes (cartridges for an electronic heating system) with cannabis oil were found in her luggage.