According to Bout’s spouse, the US government refused the offer, stating that those citizens “are of little interest” to them
NEW YORK, September 10. /TASS/. Russian officials have offered the US to exchange Viktor Bout, a Russian national currently serving a prison term at a US correctional facility for up to 15 US residents serving sentences in Russia, his wife Alla Bout said during a press conference held at the Russian Consulate General building in New York.
“They offered 14 or 15 people to be swapped,” she said. “The Russian government has made attempts to conduct an exchange. They offered 14 or 15 people,” Alla Bout noted. According to her, the US government refused the offer, stating that those citizens “are of little interest” to them. She added that the US stresses that Viktor Bout “will serve his sentence as a warning to others.”
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WNU Editor: The Kremlin definitely wants him back.