Zakharova: Russia believes the US claim to the Russian’s Botinol “far-fetched”
MOSCOW, July 18. /TASS/ — Russia believes that the charges of the U.S. against the Russians Maria Butunoi unfounded, will do everything possible to protect its interests. About it declared on Wednesday to journalists by the official representative of Russian foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova.
“Received with concern reports about the arrest on July 15 in U.S. Russian civil Maria Butunoi,” — said Zakharov.
Judging by published on the website of the American Ministry of justice materials, Butina] is accused of unregistered activity as a foreign agent. These are absolutely far-fetched claim to our compatriot look strange.Maria Saharanafrican the representative of the Russian foreign Ministry
“For its part take all reasonable steps to protect the rights and legitimate interests of the citizen of Russia”, — the diplomat added.
According to her, Moscow has the impression that the FBI is in Butynol is a political order. “The impression that the FBI is dealing with his main responsibilities in the fight against crime, Frank performs a political order, the diplomat said. — It comes, as we understand it, from those forces that continue to escalate Russophobic hysteria”.
Zakharova also said that the arrest of the Russians were at the summit of leaders of Russia and USA Vladimir Putin and Donald trump in Helsinki, to minimize its effect.
“Not to mention that all this happened just before the bilateral summit in Helsinki, of course, with the explicit goal to minimize the positive effect from it,” she said.