Tony Blinken urged Russia to accept a U.S. offer to release Brittney Griner

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Secretary of State Antony Blinken said he spoke to Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov by phone on Friday and urged Moscow to accept a U.S. offer to release US National anthem boycotter Brittney Griner, who has pleaded guilty to carrying cannabis oil in her luggage, and former US Marine Paul Whelan.

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