Moscow announced the arrest of Maria Butunoi in the United States «Russophobic hysteria»

Official representative of the Ministry of foreign Affairs of Russia Maria Zakharova commented on the detention in the United States of Russian citizen ‘s Butinai.

«Received with concern reports of the arrest on July 15 in the USA the citizen of Russia Maria Butunoi. Judging by published on the website of the American Ministry of justice the materials she is accused of unregistered activity as a foreign agent», Zakharova said at a briefing, adding: «the impression that the FBI is dealing with his main responsibilities in the fight against crime, performs an outspoken political order. It comes from those forces that continue to escalate Russophobic hysteria».

Recall, 29-year-old Mary Butina was arrested July 15 in Washington. She was accused of espionage and today, July 18, the court shall elect a measure of restraint.

According to prosecutors, she wanted to organize a secret meeting Donald trump and Vladimir Putin during the U.S. presidential campaign in 2016.

The spy scandal.
In Washington arrested 29-year-old Russian Maria Butina.
The U.S. justice Department accused her of working as a Russian agent, she faces up to 5 years in prison. Butina has worked at the direction of a senior official of the Russian Federation, located in the sanctions list of the U.S. Treasury.

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Prosecutors say that Maria Butina entered the United States on a student visa in 2016, but to implement the scheme began in 2013 in Russia.

The lawyer of the arrested Russians said that the charges against her unsubstantiated.