(Central News Agency) US State Department spokesman Battelle said that Secretary of State Blinken called for the "immediate release" of Wall Street Journal reporter Gershkovich in a phone call with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov today. .

Vedant Patel said in a statement that Antony Blinken had "expressed to Sergei Lavrov the grave concern of the United States about Russia's unacceptable detention of American journalists, and that the Secretary of State called for release immediately," and said Blinken also urged Moscow to release detained American Paul Whelan.

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The Wall Street Journal reported that Evan Gershkovich was detained by agents in Russia on March 29.