US Secretary of State Abtony Blinken announced that his country is ready for contacts with Russia in certain areas.

APA reports that Blinken said this in an interview with CBS.

The senior diplomat was asked whether the agreements between Moscow and Washington on the exchange of Russian Victor Booth with American Britney Griner indicate the potential for change in bilateral relations:

"We have consistently demonstrated that, to put it mildly, although there are problems in our broad relations, despite Russia's military aggression against Ukraine, we can work on specific issues, specific interests, so that we can make progress."

Blinken said he was cooperating with Russia to try to bring back the wrongfully imprisoned Americans.