- "We are deeply concerned by the disturbing reports that Evan Gershkovich, a US citizen, has been arrested in Russia."
White House spokeswoman Karine Jean-Pierre writes it in a note, underlining that since yesterday evening administration officials have been in contact with the Wall Street Journal and with the journalist's family.
"It is unacceptable that the Russian government is targeting American citizens. We condemn Gershkovich's arrest in the strongest terms," she added.
All American citizens who are in Russia must leave the country immediately.
The White House asked for it in a note on the arrest of the reporter.