Citizens of the United States should not be on the territory of Russia. Today, a terrorist country is a hostile environment for Americans.
This was stated by the coordinator of the National Security Council of the White House, John Kirby, according to CNN.
"If you are in Russia - be it on business, on vacation, for any purpose of the trip - you need to leave now. Russia is not the best place for you, even if you are a working journalist," said the official.
Kirby's speech took place against the backdrop of the detention of American journalist Evan Hershkovich, who is currently being held in the Russian prison of Lefortovo in Moscow.
According to the representative of the White House, the administration of the President of the United States is working to secure a meeting with the correspondent of The Wall Street Journal.
We will remind, on March 30, WSJ journalist Evan Hershkovich was detained in Russia. He is accused of allegedly "spying on an enterprise of the Russian military-industrial complex."
Later, the Lefortovsky District Court of Moscow arrested the journalist. He may face up to 20 years in prison.
The Wall Street Journal appealed to Russia to release the correspondent who was detained by the FSB.
United States Secretary of State Anthony Blinken said that the United States strongly condemns the journalist's arrest.