President stressed 'fundamental freedoms' at risk around the world
WNBA star last month sentenced to nine years in Russian penal colony
March scheduled to take place in Kharkiv on Sept. 25
Reports indicate meeting to take place Friday
Former NBA star says he plans to 'go this week'
Russian court on Aug. 4 convicted WNBA star of drug smuggling.
Speaking publicly last week, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov had confirmed that he was "ready to discuss" a potential deal
"Bringing U.S. nationals home who are being wrongfully detained, who are being held hostage has been a priority" the White House said
WNBA star sentenced to nine years in penal colony
Call took place after public acknowledgment of deal to secure U.S. citizens release