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US ambassador meets with WSJ’s Gershkovich

April 19, 2024

Posted by Chris Roush

Evan Gershkovich

The U.S. ambassador to Russia recently met with Evan Gershkovich, the Wall Street Journal reporter who has been unlawfully detained in the country for more than a year, reports Dominick Mastrangelo of The Hill.

Mastrangelo reports, “The U.S. Embassy in Moscow said Lynne Tracy met with Gershkovich, who was arrested last year by Russia’s Federal Security Service during a reporting trip in Yekaterinburg and has been charged with suspicion of espionage.

“‘Despite the continued wait for the start of his trial, Evan remains in good spirits, buoyed by the continued messages of support,’ the embassy said.

“The United States government has said the charges against Gershkovich are trumped up, and American officials have advocated for his release.

“The Journal reported senior Russian government officials recently acknowledged that its government had employed a confidential channel to discuss prisoner exchanges with the U.S. government, which it noted could include Gershkovich.”

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