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Blinken to speak with Lavrov for the first time since Feb. 24

by The Kyiv Independent news desk July 27, 2022 10:57 PM 1 min read
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This week U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken will discuss with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov a "substantial proposal" regarding the release of two U.S. citizens illegally detained by Russia, Paul Whelan and Brittney Griner. The top diplomats will also speak about the UN-backed grain deal signed by both Ukraine and Russia. Blinken, however, said that the two will not discuss Ukraine without Ukraine.

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