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Conviction and Sentencing of U.S. Citizen Brittney Griner in Russia

08/04/2022 12:48 PM EDT Antony J. Blinken, Secretary of State Today’s conviction and sentencing by a Russian court of U.S. citizen Brittney Griner to nine years in prison further compounds the injustice of her wrongful detention. This step puts a spotlight on our significant concerns with Russia’s legal system and the Russian government’s use of wrongful detentions ...
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Worldwide Caution

Worldwide Cautions provide U.S. citizens with general information regarding terrorist activities, political violence, and criminal activity that occur abroad, as well as specific recommendations on how to prepare for possible contingencies, receive information on breaking security events and ensure that travelers can be contacted in an emergency. This version replaces the Worldwide Caution dated January ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield at a UN Security Council Briefing on Ukraine

Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield U.S. Representative to the United Nations New York, New York July 29, 2022 Thank you Mr. President, and thank you to Under-Secretary-General DiCarlo for your briefing today. I, too, want to take a moment to express my sincere appreciation to Ambassador Nason, to Geraldine, for her contributions to the Security Council during ...
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Latest Invocation of the OSCE Moscow Mechanism

7/28/2022  Ned Price, Department Spokesperson The United States and 37 other countries invoked the OSCE Moscow Mechanism a third time since the start of Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine in February 2022. The first two invocations focused on Russia’s conduct of the war and documented serious violations of international humanitarian law and abuses of human ...
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Travel Advisory: Russia – Do Not Travel

Last Update: Reissued with updates to wrongful detention information. Click Here for Important Information for U.S. Citizens Seeking to Depart Russia . Do not travel to Russia due to the unprovoked and unjustified invasion of Ukraine by Russian military forces, the potential for harassment against U.S. citizens by Russian government security officials, the singling out of U.S. citizens in Russia by Russian government security officials including for detention, the arbitrary enforcement ...
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