US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken met with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov about an American journalist.

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken held a meeting about an American journalist arrested on charges of espionage in Russia.

A written statement from the Russian Foreign Ministry indicated that a telephone conversation took place between Lavrov and Blinken at the initiative of the United States.

In a statement that Blinken mentioned the arrest in Russia of American journalist Evan Gershkovich on suspicion of espionage, Blinken drew attention to the fact that decisions taken by the Russian authorities in accordance with the law and international obligations of the Russian Federation should be respected. . It was emphasized that the pressure from the authorities in Washington and the hype of the Western media to give this case a political overtone is unacceptable.” expressions were used.

In a statement, Lavrov indicated that Gershkovich was caught red-handed while trying to obtain confidential information containing state secrets under the guise of journalism, and stressed that the fate of the US citizen in question would be decided in court.

It was noted that some current issues were also discussed during the meeting.

The Russian Federal Security Service (FSB) reported on March 30 that an American citizen, Moscow correspondent for The Wall Street Journal, Evan Gershkovich, was detained in the city of Yekaterinburg on suspicion of espionage.

Subsequently, the Lefortovo Court of Moscow decided to detain Gershkovich until May 29, in accordance with the request of the FSB.

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