Blinken Says U.S. 'Intensely Engaged' With Russia To Free Journalist Evan Gershkovich

Posted on AllSides May 4th, 2023
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Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Wednesday said the Biden administration is “intensely engaged” with Moscow to secure the release of Wall Street Journal reporter Evan Gershkovich, the first American journalist to face espionage charges in Russia since the Cold War.

“We’re intensely engaged with the Russians to seek his freedom, to seek his immediate release,” Blinken told columnist David Ignatius at a World Press Freedom Day hosted by The Washington Post. “Short of that, just to get what Russia’s obligated to provide, which is consular access, which they’ve done...

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