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US ambassador to Russia allowed to visit detained WSJ reporter Evan Gershkovich for first time in months

Posted on AllSides July 5th, 2023
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The Kremlin on Tuesday addressed the potential of a prisoner swap with the United States for detained Wall Street Journal reporter Evan Gershkovich, a day after the U.S. ambassador to Moscow was permitted to visit the journalist held at the notorious Lefortovo Prison for the first time since April. 

On a call with reporters Tuesday, Kremlin spokesperson Dmitry Peskov was asked whether Monday's consular visits to Gershkovich, who has been held behind bars in Moscow since March on what the U.S. government deems bogus charges of espionage, and Vladimir Dunaev, a Russian...

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