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World: United States/Russia-The United States insists that it will not stop until Russia has released Paul Whelan, a four-year prisoner.

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The American administration again insisted that she will not release her efforts to release the Navy Paul Paul Whelan, on the occasion of the fourth anniversary of his arrest by Russia.

"We will not stop, we will not relax, we will not stop until all Americans can celebrate Paul's return," the US National Security Councilor Jake Sullivan said in a statement.

Mr. Sullivan also praised the "generosity of mind" shown by Ms. Whelan's family by celebrating the release of basketball player Birttney Griner while her parent is still held by the Russians.

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"I appreciate the cooperation of the Whelan family while we work to bring them together with Paul. And I think of them, and of Paul, especially on this day," concluded Mr. Sullivan.

The White House proposed to exchange the player and former navy - accused of espionage - against the mercenary Viktor Bout, who is in detention in the United States. However, Mr. Whelan did not participate in negotiations, because Moscow considers that he has a different status due to the accusations brought against him.

Whelan, a former American navy, was sentenced by Russian justice to 16 years in prison for espionage.

Source: (Europa Press)

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