White House strategic communications coordinator John Kirby said the United States was not yet ready to talk about contacts with Russia to free Wall Street Journal reporter Evan Gershkovich accused of spying.
“Acknowledging him as ‘illegally detained’ does not initiate the process of communicating with Russia about his release. We are at an early stage in this process, I would not talk about the contacts we have regarding his release or that of Paul Whelan,” Kirby said.
Washington is working hard to gain access to Wall Street Journal reporter Evan Gershkovich arrested in Russia. This was stated during a briefing by the Deputy Chief of the Press Office of the US State Department, Vedant Patel.
Evan Gershkovich was arrested in Yekaterinburg on suspicion of espionage. According to investigators, he collected information about the company, which is a state secret in Russia. The investigation has already lodged a complaint against the American.
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