Joe Biden calls for release of journalist Evan Gershkovich following arrest for spying in Russia

President Joe Biden was asked about the detention of Evan Gershkovich, and his response, by reporters on Friday. Photo: AP Photo/Susan Walsh

Roland OliphantTelegraph Media Group Limited

Joe Biden’s message to Russia yesterday was “Let him go,” as he faced pressure to act after the arrest of an American newspaper correspondent. But asked whether he would expel Russian diplomats or journalists in response, he said: “That’s not the plan right now.”