The Russian foreign Ministry called Butina a political prisoner in the United States
MOSCOW, 26 Aug — RIA Novosti. Russian Maria Butina is a U.S. political prisoner since her arrest due solely to motives of American domestic and foreign policy, said the Deputy of the official representative the Ministry of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Artem Kozhin.
“It (Butynol) the arrest was due solely to the motives of the American domestic and foreign policy, and therefore she is a political prisoner,” — said the diplomat.
Certain political forces of the United States of their own selfish interests made up a story about Russian intervention in the American elections. And in the Wake of the campaign to demonize our country Maria Butina thrown in jail on completely trumped-up pretext. In fact, only because of its origin. It is not a real witch-hunt?Artyom Kozhin, the official representative of Russian foreign Ministry
Butino detained in July in the United States. She is accused of conspiracy to commit an agent of a foreign government without registering with the U.S. justice Department, as well as in the work of a foreign agent. On the totality of the charges, she faces up to 15 years in prison. Butina told the court about his innocence.
The Russian authorities also believe the accusations against the Russians far-fetched. The lawyer of Butini said that she wasn’t doing anything illegal, and its relationship in the United States are fully explained by studies at the local University majoring in “international relations”.
The investigation of the alleged Russian “intervention” in U.S. elections, as well as alleged links of Donald trump with the Russian Federation that contradict the White house and the Kremlin, is spectaculorum Robert Mueller, and in both houses of Congress. While evidence of any “interference” was not given, despite the fact that the “investigation” lasted for more than a year.
Russia has repeatedly denied accusations of trying to influence the elections in different countries, as the press Secretary of the President Dmitry Peskov called them “completely unfounded”. The Russian foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, speaking about alleged Russian intervention in elections in the United States and other countries stated that no facts confirming it, no.
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