Washington, D.C. - January 13
In a somber announcement, the US Department of State has officially acknowledged the passing of reporter Gonzalo Lira, a dual citizen of Chile and the United States, while in prison in Ukraine. Offering their deepest condolences to the grieving family, the Department of State verified the accuracy of the information surrounding Lira's demise.
"We can confirm the death of a U.S. citizen in Ukraine. We offer our sincerest condolences to the family on their loss," stated a representative of the Department of State in response to queries from a TASS correspondent. . .