Her sentencing could now pave the way for a US-Russia prisoner swap that would include the 31-year-old athlete and an imprisoned Russian who was once a prolific arms dealer.
Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov expressed surprise at the public remarks from Blinken. Russia has cautioned the US that such discussions are best conducted in private.
The deal will enable Ukraine, one of the world's key breadbaskets, to export 22 million tons of grain and other agricultural products that have been stuck in Black Sea ports due to Russia's invasion.
The association said it has held multiple protests and also submitted a letter to Prime Minister's Office (PMO), but in vain.
Sharapova announced the birth of her first child Theodore on Friday on social media.
The legislative amendment was passed on Thursday as part of an en bloc (all together as a single unit) amendment during floor consideration of the National Defence Authorisation Act (NDAA).
The matches were streamed on YouTube to unsuspecting betting operations in Russia.
Ukraine's ambassadors to Germany, the Czech Republic, Norway and Hungary were the others fired. It was not immediately clear if the envoys would be assigned new positions.
Griner was speaking at the second hearing of her trial on a narcotics charge that carries a sentence of up to 10 years in prison, days after she urged US President Joe Biden to secure her release.
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