Brittany Griner was unable to join her wife for a scheduled phone call through the US Embassy in Russia.

Brittany Griner, the WNBA star arrested in Russia in February for allegedly bringing drugs into the country, is not a hostage, according to a Kremlin spokesman.

Brittany Griner, a seven-time WNBA All-Star and two-time Olympic gold medalist, has been arrested in Russia since February after officials allegedly captured hashish oil wipe cartridges in her luggage. was arrested at the airport

She was entering the country in order to play for a Russian team during the WNBA’s off season, as she has for the past several years.

The White House sent her case to the Office of the Special Presidential Envoy for Hostage Affairs in May.

A State Department team tasked with negotiating the release of Americans held hostage in other countries as well as others classified as wrongfully detained.

Previously, Russian authorities mentioned that Griner's arrest was based on "objective facts and evidence."

Cherrell Griner, Brittany Griner's wife, said Saturday that her first phone call since the WNBA star's arrest four months ago did not occur on Saturday because the US embassy in Russia was closed for the weekend.

The Griners were scheduled to connect via the US embassy in Russia on Saturday for the couple's fourth anniversary, according to the Associated Press. Brittany Griner allegedly tried to call 11 times over a duration of several hours, but was unsuccessful  every time.

The US State Department told the Associated Press on Monday that they were aware of the incident.

They are investigating it, and Cherrell Griner said a representative in the US government apologised to her for the accident.

Brittany Griner's pre-trial custody was extended for another 18 days by a Russian court last week. The extension is at the "request of investigation," according to the Russian state-owned news agency.