Former U.S. governor held meetings in Russia where Americans remain jailed

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By Simon Lewis and Humeyra Pamuk WASHINGTON (Reuters) -Former Governor Bill Richardson, who has privately worked to secure the release of American detainees abroad, has held meetings this week in Russia, where WNBA star Brittney Griner and former U.S. Marine Paul Whelan remain jailed, a source familiar with the matter said on Wednesday. The former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations was on his way back, the source said, but did not provide further details on whom he met with or how his meetings went. A spokesperson for Richardson said he was unable to comment on this at the moment. The forme…

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