Brittney Griner, the WNBA star who was held for months in Russian prisons on drug charges, was released Thursday in a one-for-one prisoner swap for international arms dealer Viktor Bout.

“She’s safe. She’s on a plane. She’s on her way home,” President Biden said in a tweet.

CBS News was first to report the swap, which took place in the United Arab Emirates, after it was confirmed by a U.S. official. The one-for-one exchange agreement negotiated with Moscow in recent weeks was given final approval by President Biden within just the last week, according to sources familiar with the deal. 

Five former U.S. officials told CBS News the agreement had been reached as of last Thursday.  Source: CBSNews