WNBA star Brittney Griner, who the Russian government has detained on drug charges, attempted to call her wife almost a dozen times on Saturday but was unable to get through because the U.S.
Embassy in Moscow had no staff at the number officials gave her.Cherelle Griner told the Associated Press about the ordeal in an interview Monday.
Since her wife's arrest in February, they have not spoken, but that was supposed to change for their fourth anniversary this weekend.
The couple had arranged a phone call through the U.S. Embassy in Moscow, which the Russian government had approved. Officials gave the detained Griner a number to call at the embassy.