Blinken seeks immediate release of Wall Street Journal reporter in call with Lavrov


    US Secretary of State Antony Blinken called for the immediate release of a US journalist, Wall Street Journal reporter Evan Gershkovich who Russia has accused of spying, during a telephone call with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Sunday, the US State Department said.

    “Secretary Blinken conveyed the United States’ grave concern over Russia’s unacceptable detention of a US citizen
    journalist. The Secretary called for his immediate release,” US State Department principal deputy spokesperson Vedant
    Patel said in a statement that did not mention Gershkovich by name.

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