Latest Paul Whelan News

A Russian court extends the pretrial detention for an American reporter accused of spying

Feb. 20, 2024 21:07 PM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — A court in the Russian capital ruled Tuesday to keep Wall Street Journal reporter Evan Gershkovich in custody pending his trial on espionage charges that he denies. The Moscow City Court rejected an appeal against Gershkovich's detention filed by his lawyers,...

Russian official says US is hampering a prisoner exchange with unequal demands

Dec. 22, 2023 07:41 AM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — A Russian deputy foreign minister said that talks with the United States on a potential prisoner exchange that would free Americans held in Russia are hampered by publicity and an alleged disparity in the U.S. negotiating stance. The U.S. State Department said last...

Putin says Russia is in dialogue with the US on exchanging jailed Americans Gershkovich and Whelan

Dec. 14, 2023 15:10 PM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin said Thursday Moscow is in dialogue with with the United States on the issue of bringing home jailed Americans Paul Whelan and Evan Gershkovich and the Kremlin hopes to “find a solution,” even though “it's not easy.” Putin...

An emboldened, confident Putin says there will be no peace in Ukraine until Russia's goals are met

Dec. 14, 2023 14:31 PM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — Emboldened by battlefield gains and flagging Western support for Ukraine, a relaxed and confident President Vladimir Putin said Thursday there would be no peace until Russia achieves its goals, which he says remain unchanged after nearly two years of fighting. It was...

US made offer to bring home jailed Americans Paul Whelan and Evan Gershkovich. Russia rejected it

Dec. 05, 2023 16:43 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration has made a new and significant offer aimed at securing the release of American detainees Paul Whelan and Evan Gershkovich, but Russia has rejected the offer, the State Department said Tuesday. Spokesman Matthew Miller did not reveal the...