35.1 C
Delhi
Friday, June 21, 2024

Blinken says US ‘will not rest’ until Paul Whelan returned from detention in Russia

Date:

Share post:

Donate-GC-Razorpay

Washington: US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said in a statement that the Biden administration will not cease efforts to return US citizen Paul Whelan to the United States from his detention in Russia.

“December 28 marks five years since Russian authorities wrongfully detained US citizen Paul Whelan,” the statement said on Wednesday. “Since President Biden took office, the United States has secured the release of more than forty wrongful detainees, and not a day goes by without intensive US Government efforts to bring Paul home. We will not rest until he is safely back with his family where he belongs.”

Earlier this month, Russian President Vladimir Putin said that the Kremlin hopes to reach a mutually acceptable prisoner exchange deal with the US to return Whelan and Wall Street Journal reporter Evan Gershkovich.

Russian authorities arrested Whelan in 2018 and subsequently sentenced him to 16 years in prison on espionage charges, which he denies

Related articles

Times Square, Dhaka, Fiji, Tokyo, UN – Yoga enthusiasts across world mark IYD with enthusiasm

New Delhi: From doing basic yoga postures, to some attempting the difficult headstand or even the mayurasana (peacock...

Yoga helps in harnessing aggressive capabilities of soldiers: Rajnath Singh

New Delhi: Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Friday asserted that yoga helps in harnessing the aggressive capabilities which...

Himachal: Four die as HRTC bus falls into gorge

Shimla: Four persons were killed and three others injured when a bus fell into a gorge in Shimla...

T20 WC: Cummins’ hat-trick leads Aus to crucial win in rain-interrupted match

Antigua: Pat Cummins' stunning hat-trick, along with a fiery innings from David Warner, propelled Australia to a crucial...