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Remarks by Ambassador Thomas-Greenfield at a UN Security Council Stakeout with Evan Gershkovich’s Family to Discuss Wrongful Detentions in Russia

Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield U.S. Representative to the United Nations New York, New York September 13, 2023 AS DELIVERED Good morning, everyone. I am pleased to be joined today by the family of Evan Gershkovich, an American journalist who has been wrongfully detained in Russia for more than 160 days. Ella, Mikhail, Danielle – thank you ... Read More»

Call for End of Hostilities in Nagorno-Karabakh

PRESS STATEMENT ANTONY J. BLINKEN, SECRETARY OF STATE SEPTEMBER 19, 2023 The United States is deeply concerned by Azerbaijan’s military actions in Nagorno-Karabakh and calls on Azerbaijan to cease these actions immediately. These actions are worsening an already dire humanitarian situation in Nagorno-Karabakh and undermine prospects for peace. As we have previously made clear to ... Read More»

U.S. Ambassador Tracy’s Statement on Wrongfully Detained U.S. Citizen Evan Gershkovich Outside Moscow City Court

Press Release September 19, 2023 We’re here today at the Moscow City Court, where the court has not yet rendered a decision on the third appeal on Evan Gershkovich’s conditions of detention. Evan is an American journalist whom Russian authorities have wrongfully detained in Russia for nearly six months. The US position remains unwavering. The ... Read More»

G7 Foreign Ministers’ Statement on Illegitimate “Elections” in Regions of Ukraine Illegally Occupied by Russia

MEDIA NOTE OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON SEPTEMBER 13, 2023 The text of the following statement was released by the G7 foreign ministers of Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom and the United States of America, and the High Representative of the European Union. Begin Text: We, the G7 Foreign Ministers of Canada, France, ... Read More»

Comment from U.S. Embassy Moscow in response to the Expulsion of two U.S. Diplomats

The Russia Ministry of Foreign Affairs informed Ambassador Tracy on September 14 of the decision to declare two U.S. diplomats “persona non grata.” We completely reject the basis for this unprovoked expulsion of our diplomatic personnel. The two expelled individuals are accredited diplomats whose work was entirely consistent with their diplomatic status. We have previously ... Read More»