Russia’s Arrest of a U.S. Citizen

PRESS STATEMENT ANTONY J. BLINKEN, SECRETARY OF STATE MARCH 30, 2023 We are deeply concerned over Russia’s widely-reported detention of a U.S. citizen journalist.  We are in contact with the Wall Street Journal on this situation.  Whenever a U.S. citizen is detained abroad, we immediately seek consular access, and seek to provide all appropriate support. In the strongest possible terms, we ... Read More»

Russian Noncompliance with and Invalid Suspension of the New START Treaty

Russia’s noncompliance with the New START Treaty, and its claimed suspension of the treaty, are unfortunate and irresponsible steps.  Mutual compliance with New START strengthens the security of the United States, our allies and partners, Russia, and the world.  Russia’s claimed suspension of the New START Treaty is legally invalid.  As a result, Russia remains ... Read More»

Targeting Russian Elites, Disinformation Outlets, and Defense Enterprises

PRESS STATEMENT ANTONY J. BLINKEN, SECRETARY OF STATE MARCH 3, 2022 The United States remains united with our allies and partners in our commitment to ensure the Government of Russia pays a severe economic and diplomatic price for its aggression against Ukraine.  Today we are targeting Russian elites and their financial networks and assets, major Russian disinformation outlets that contribute to ... Read More»
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