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Bout received medical assistance after repeated demands from the Russian embassy

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Viktor Bout, a Russian citizen serving a prison sentence in the United States, whose health condition has seriously deteriorated, received medical assistance after repeated demands from the Russian embassy to the US authorities, the wife of the Russian Alla Bout said in an interview with the Rossiya 24 TV channel.

Alla But spoke with her husband on the phone: “We talked exclusively about health … because for six months there was an extremely difficult situation when Victor began to complain. And he complains extremely rarely.”

Thanks to the efforts of the Russian Embassy in the United States, which has repeatedly appealed to the Federal Bureau of Prisons and the US Department of Justice regarding the provision of medical assistance, this assistance has finally been partially provided. “Victor felt better. At least he told me on Tuesday that the ulcers that he had formed on his body began to heal,” Alla But explained.

As for media reports that US President Joe Biden supported the proposal to exchange Bout for the Americans Brittney Griner and Paul Whelan, who were detained in Russia, “I know that Russia has repeatedly raised the topic of the exchange. But we are already tired of various speculations on about exchanges. Now there is a feeling of fear: what if this is again unconfirmed information,” said Alla Bout.

“I am glad that the judge who sentenced Viktor stood up for him, saying that her sentence was not entirely adequate. She is now in favor of the exchange, the return of Viktor to his homeland, she believes that he has already served enough. She supports the initiative in this regard from the United States,” concluded Alla But.

CNN, citing sources, said Biden supported the exchange of Bout for Greiner and Whelan. US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken intends to discuss the fate of the Americans with Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov in the coming days. At the same time, the Foreign Ministry stressed that Moscow has not yet received requests from Washington on this issue.

In turn, the press secretary of the President of Russia Dmitry Peskov said that the Kremlin is aware of the appearance of “such messages and some statements,” but there are no agreements on the exchange yet.

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