Maria Butina Photo: Mary butinai the page in Facebook
Russian Maria Butina, which in the US was arrested on suspicion of espionage, came to Washington to study. In an interview with radio station “Moscow speaking” said the Chairman of the Board of the all-Russian public organization “gun rights” Igor Shmelev.
“Maria went to study. She recently received a diploma and was engaged in their education. She said that time she has very very little, because we spoke to her very rarely. She is the Creator of the organization, she is a member of the Board”, he said and stressed that the organization “is not engaged in international political Affairs.”
About the detention of Butinai it became known on July 16. She is accused of conspiracy to commit an agent of a foreign state without adequate registration in the U.S. government. It is assumed that the detained worked for top-ranking officials of the Russian government, which is under US sanctions. She faces up to five years in prison.
In the Russian Embassy to investigate the circumstances of the arrest.
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