Russia rejects deal to return jailed Americans Evan Gershkovich, Paul Whelan

Posted on AllSides December 5th, 2023
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WASHINGTON — The Biden administration has made a new and significant offer aimed at securing the release of American detainees Paul Whelan and Evan Gershkovich, but Russia has rejected the offer, the State Department said Tuesday. Spokesman Matthew Miller did not reveal the details of the offer nor why Russia had turned it down, but the revelation of the proposal was a fresh indication that Washington is continuing to try to negotiate with Moscow to get both men home. “This was a new proposal, in recent weeks. It was a...

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