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Blinken says he had phone call with Paul Whelan, former American marine detained in Russia

Posted on AllSides February 13th, 2024
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Secretary of State Antony Blinken said he had a phone call with Paul Whelan, a former American marine who is wrongly detained in Russia, according to the U.S. government. 

Blinked said he spoke to Whelan on Monday. 

“Yesterday, as it happens, I spoke on the phone with Paul Whelan,” Blinken said during his remarks at the “Hostage Diplomacy as an International Security Threat” event at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in D.C on Tuesday. 

The secretary of state did not give any additional details about the call with...

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