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Russian arms dealer Bout: “Hard to describe feelings“ after release from U.S. jail

2022-12-09T10:08:36Z

Suspected Russian arms dealer Viktor Bout is escorted by members of a special police unit after a hearing at a criminal court in Bangkok October 5, 2010. REUTERS/Sukree Sukplang

Russian arms dealer Viktor Bout said on Friday it was difficult to find the words to describe his feelings, in an interview with the state-run news outlet RT after being freed by the United States in exchange for U.S. basketball player Brittney Griner.

Bout also said he had not encountered much anti-Russian sentiment during his imprisonment in the United States, and that many of his fellow prisoners had sympathies with Moscow.