It looks like Dennis Rodman will no longer be traveling to Russia to try and help bring Brittney Greener home. In accordance with ABC NewsState Department spokesman Ned Price said during a briefing Monday that if the former NBA star did go to Russia,
“He won’t be traveling on behalf of the US government,” Ned said.
“We believe that anything short of further negotiations through an established channel could complicate and hinder these liberation efforts.” If you remember, Dennis spoke to NBC News on Saturday, advising, “I got permission to go to Russia to help this girl. I’m trying to go this week.’
After the US government’s reaction, Dennis will no longer travel to Russia. The Hall of Famer previously tried to influence U.S. foreign policy as an informal diplomat during the U.S.’s heated relationship with North Korea. In June 2018, Dennis reportedly traveled to Singapore ahead of President Donald Trump’s historic summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. Kim is a big fan of the Chicago Bulls, Dennis’ former team.
Although the Hall of Famer has not met the dictator he considers a “friend,” he was one of the few Americans to meet him in Pyongyang in the past. Although Dennis follows the U.S. government’s advisory against travel to Russia, he does not need permission from the U.S. to travel to Russia, but does require a visa from Moscow to travel to the country.
The State Department currently strongly discourages American citizens from traveling to Russia amid the ongoing war in Ukraine, issuing a “Level 4 Do Not Travel” advisory that was updated on August 15. Neighbors, what do you think about this situation? Leave a comment and let us know!