US had ‘direct conversations’ with Russia on Paul Whelan since Griner’s release, State Department says

Us Had ‘direct Conversations’ With Russia On Paul Whelan Since Griner’s Release, State Department Says

US officials “have had direct conversations with Russian officials regarding Paul Whelan,” an American wrongfully detained in Russia, since the release of fellow wrongfully detained American Brittney Griner, State Department spokesperson Ned Price said on January 3.