Parents Of Reporter Evan Gershkovich Speak Out

This week marks one year since The Wall Street Journal reporter Evan Gershkovich was arrested in Russia on espionage charges while on a reporting trip.

A year into what the U.S. State Department has declared to be a wrongful detainment, Evan Gershkovich’s parents say they are optimistic.

“We know that the U.S. government is taking Evan’s case very seriously,” his mother, Ella Milman, told “Good Morning America” co-anchor George Stephanopoulos in an exclusive sit-down interview.

“I think if you let the pessimism in … the game is over,” she said. “And our saying in the family is we’re moving forward. Moving forward.”

“And he says that he’s fighting. He’s fighting,” she added.

The 32-year-old American was working as a reporter for the Moscow bureau of The Wall Street Journal and had been accredited by Russia’s foreign ministry to work as a journalist when he was arrested on March 29, 2023, on espionage charges. Evan Gershkovich, the U.S. government and The Wall Street Journal firmly deny the allegations.

Read more here from ABC News.