ST PETERSBURG, RUSSIA JUNE 30, 2022: United Russia Party chairman Dmitry Medvedev speaks at a plenary session titled Law In A Multipolar World at the 10th St Petersburg International Legal Forum SPILF 2022 at the ExpoForum Convention and Exhibition Centre. The forum runs from 29 June to 1 July 2022. Alexander Demianchuk/TASS PUBLICATIONxINxGERxAUTxONLY TS13853A

Release of US basketball player Griner in Russia a “priority” for Biden

US President Joe Biden sees the release of US basketball player Brittney Griner from Russian custody as a “priority” of his government. Biden’s spokeswoman Karine Jean-Pierre responded with this statement on Tuesday (local time) to a handwritten letter from the athlete to Biden, excerpts of which were published on Monday, in which she urgently asked the US President for help. “The President read the letter”, Jean-Pierre said at the daily press briefing in Washington, adding, “This matter is a priority for the President.” Biden is doing “everything he can” to get Griner released from Russian custody. However, the government spokeswoman did not give any details. Griner was arrested at Moscow’s Sheremetyevo Airport in mid-February. According to authorities, officials found cartridges for e-cigarettes with cannabis oil in their luggage. The amount was less than a gram of solid cannabis, prosecutors said. (AFP)

According to a survey, around three quarters of young Europeans feel sadness and anger because of the Russian war of aggression in Ukraine. This is the result of a representative study by the TUI Foundation, which is available to the editorial network Germany. 77 percent said the war made them sad, 74 percent said they were angry. According to their own words, 68 percent of those surveyed feel helpless, 53 percent fearful and 51 percent threatened. The feeling of being threatened is particularly pronounced in Germany (57 percent) compared to other nations. Only Greece (60 percent) and Poland (59 percent) achieved higher values. According to the information, the TUI Foundation surveyed more than 6000 Europeans aged 16 to 26 in April. The participants come from Germany, the United Kingdom, France, Spain, Italy, Greece and Poland. (KNA)