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US urges Russia to accept prisoner exchange offer


White House building in Washington DC, USA. File photoWASHINGTON, Aug 5 The US is pushing for Russia to accept a “substantive offer” for a prisoner swap and aims to continue diplomacy on the issue in a non-public format, White House press secretary Karine Jean- Pierre. “We intend to continue urging Russia to accept the substantive proposal that we put forward to it,” Jean-Pierre said during a regular briefing. >White House: The United States has received a counteroffer from Russia on the exchange of prisonersAccording to her, the release of persons illegally held, according to Washington, in Russia remains a priority for the administration of US President Joe Biden. Jean-Pierre also stressed that the United States considers it expedient to continue negotiations with the Russian Federation on the exchange of prisoners in a non-public format. “And we intend to follow this principle,” the White House spokeswoman said. According to American media, the States offer Russia to exchange Brittney Griner and Paul Whelan to Viktor Bout, but Russia allegedly requested another compatriot. Earlier, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov called on his US colleague for “quiet diplomacy” rather than public discussion. US prisoner exchange

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