Blinken says he spoke to Russia FM about detained Americans


PTI | Washington DC | Updated: 29-07-2022 22:44 IST | Created: 29-07-2022 22:44 IST
Blinken says he spoke to Russia FM about detained Americans
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Secretary of State Antony Blinken said he spoke to Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov by phone on Friday and urged Moscow to accept a US offer to release two Americans detained in Russia.

Blinken did not provide details of Lavrov's response to what he had previously called a “substantial proposal'' for Russia to release the two US citizens: Paul Whelan and Brittany Griner.

Blinken had publicly requested the call and revealed the existence of the offer to Russia — which people familiar with it say involves a swap for Whelan and Griner with convicted Russian arms dealer Viktor Bout.

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