American soldier Gordon Black had a bloody fight with his Russian girlfriend several months before his arrest in Russia.

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A U.S. soldier who was arrested in Russia more than a week ago was stabbed by his Russian girlfriend in a fight that broke out in front of his ex and young daughter months before his detention, according to a report. Previously opened during a video call.

Army soldier Gordon Black made an amazing video call to his soon-to-be ex-wife, Megan Black, and their 6-year-old son, who lives in Texas, during his overseas tour in South Korea when the call turned into a nightmare. .

Soldiers with Alexandra Washchuk.
Army soldier with girlfriend Alexandra Washchuk. social media; e2w news

Megan told Reuters on Sunday that the mother and daughter saw Blake getting into a shouting match with his Russian girlfriend, before the woman allegedly clawed at his face and then brandished a knife.

“He stabbed her,” she alleged in an interview with the news agency.

She added that her 34-year-old husband “had blood on his face”, as her distraught daughter looked on.

Although Reuters did not name the girlfriend, previous reports suggested Blake was in a relationship with a Russian woman named Alexandra Washchuk.

Russian officials said the bloody altercation came months before Staff Sergeant Blake was arrested on May 2 on suspicion of theft following an argument in the eastern Russian city of Vladivostok.

Blake – who was stationed at Camp Humphreys outside Seoul, but was in Russia on personal business – has been held in custody pending trial. The Pentagon said he broke military rules by flying to Russia without a military contract.

Her mother, Melody Jones, previously told NBC News that she believes Blake was “lured” to Russia by Washchuk and then set him up. He believes she was arrested for stealing about $100 from him.

Jones also told Reuters the pair fought “like cats and dogs”. He said the girlfriend was possibly “repatriated” from South Korea to Russia on paperwork.

“I told them both: You don't have to be together. One of these days one of you is going to get hurt,” Jones reportedly said.

Megan and her jailed husband were close to finalizing their divorce when they were arrested.

The couple originally hit it off after meeting at a bar in 2014, but the relationship broke up years later, starting in 2018, he told Reuters. Gordon Blake divorced shortly after moving to South Korea.

Megan said she first met the Russian girlfriend in January 2022 after seeing photos of the couple on Facebook, with the girlfriend referring to him as “her husband”.

Black in the 2009 photo.  He is a veteran of the Afghanistan and Iraq wars.
Black in the 2009 photo. He is a veteran of the Afghanistan and Iraq wars. US Department of Defense

She and her daughter didn't know he was in Russia leading up to his arrest and thought he was coming home to Texas because he had just finished a trip to South Korea.

But the day he was arrested, he sent her a message saying, “I have to say he's not coming home.”

Megan struggled to get child support payments from her husband until the Army stepped in and began deducting money from her paychecks for child support, her attorney Jeff Link told Reuters. told.

Gordon Black could not be reached for comment by Reuters and could not be reached through the State Department. The military also did not respond to Reuters' request for comment on the story.

The Post has also sought a comment from the Army on these allegations.

Black's arrest comes as the United States works to free Wall Street Journal reporter Evan Grishkovich, who was detained in March 2023, and former Marine Paul Whelan, who has been detained since 2018.

With post wires.

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