Blinken to Talk to Lavrov, Amid Reports US Could Swap Two Jailed Americans For Notorious Arms Dealer

patrick.goodenough | July 27, 2022
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Secretary of State Antony Blinken plans to speak to his Russian counterpart in the coming days, and on the agenda will be “a substantial proposal” offered to Moscow to secure the release of two imprisoned Americans. He declined to comment on reports that the “substantial proposal” involved the swapping of Paul Whelan and Brittney Griner for Russian arms dealer Viktor Bout