Today, March 31, US President Joe Biden reacted for the first time to the detention of an American journalist in Russia.
This is reported by CNN.
In response to a question about what the president would like to say to Russia regarding the detention of Wall Street Journal reporter Evan Hershkovich, he said that he would call for the journalist's release.
"Let him go," Biden said as he left the White House this morning.
We will remind, yesterday the journalist of The Wall Street Journal, Evan Hershkovich, was detained in Russia. He is allegedly accused of "spying on the 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 its journalist Evan Hershkovich, who was detained by the Federal Security Service.
US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken said that the US strongly condemns the arrest of Wall Street Journal journalist Evan Hershkovich in Russia.