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Former Marine Imprisoned In Russia Tells Biden To ‘Man Up’ And Negotiate His Return

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Former U.S. Marine Paul Whelan, imprisoned in Russia since 2018 on espionage charges, urged President Biden to take decisive action for his return.

Whelan expressed disappointment in Biden’s handling of his situation and called for more assertive diplomatic efforts.

The Biden administration reiterated its commitment to bringing home Americans wrongfully detained abroad but didn’t disclose specific negotiation details. (Trending: Trans Athlete Breaks College Record After Joining Women’s Team)

Whelan’s case has been a point of contention in U.S.-Russia relations, with international observers criticizing the lack of transparency in his trial.

As Whelan awaits his fate, his call for a more forceful American stance on the global stage underscores the ongoing complexities of his situation.

“You know, I’ve been told that everyone is doing all they can, that my release is a top priority,” Whelan said.

“Promises have been made, and I need everyone who has made those promises to now man up!”

“The concern that I have is that diplomatic efforts have failed and not enough is being done to secure my release from the very top,” he said.

“The House and Senate have been quite supportive. The four consulates (U.S., Canada, Ireland and Britain) are quite supportive.”

“The ambassadors come here to the middle of nowhere to visit me, and I know that Jake Sullivan and Antony Blinken care, and are engaged,” he said.

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