President Biden, joined by Vice President Harris, spoke at present with Cherelle Griner, the spouse of Brittney Griner who’s wrongfully detained in Russia beneath insupportable circumstances. The President referred to as Cherelle to reassure her that he’s working to safe Brittney’s launch as quickly as doable, in addition to the discharge of Paul Whelan and different U.S. nationals who’re wrongfully detained or held hostage in Russia and world wide. He additionally learn her a draft of the letter the President is sending to Brittney at present.
The President provided his help to Cherelle and Brittney’s household, and he dedicated to making sure they’re supplied with all doable help whereas his administration pursues each avenue to carry Brittney dwelling. As we speak’s name follows calls that Nationwide Safety Advisor Sullivan and Secretary of State Blinken have had with Cherelle in latest weeks and this previous weekend. The President directed his nationwide safety group to stay in common contact with Cherelle and Brittney’s household, and with different households of People held hostage or wrongfully detained overseas, to maintain them up to date on efforts to safe the discharge of their family members as rapidly as doable.
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