The Russian Embassy in the United States: Butinai provided the opportunity to make phone calls


WASHINGTON, August 3. /TASS/. The prison administration provided the opportunity to use the phone to Russian Maria Butunoi arrested in the United States. This was reported by the Russian Embassy in the United States.

“She’s finally given the opportunity to make telephone calls. However, contact with parents has not reached the prison administration refers to some “technical difficulties”. Deal with it,” reads the statement.

“August 2, the Embassy staff once again visited the arrested by the US authorities of the Russian citizen Maria Butina. For 19 days she is in jail on trumped up charges. Maria endures the hardships of trying to adapt to these. The state of health does not complain, however, her treatment for dental care are ignored,” said a diplomatic mission.

29-year-old Butynol charged with participating in the conspiracy with the purpose of acting in favor of a foreign state on the territory of the United States. Us intelligence agencies also claimed that she did the same activity without being registered with the Ministry of justice agent of a foreign state. Butina was arrested in Washington on July 15, the court decided to leave her in custody until the court hearing, which is scheduled for September 10.

July 21 Minister of foreign Affairs of Russia Sergey Lavrov in a telephone conversation with U.S. Secretary of state Michael Pompeo demanded the early release of Butynol from custody. The head of Russian diplomacy has described the accusations against her as fabricated.

In the US, she has come to study international relations. This spring she received a master’s degree at American University – one of the most prestigious higher education institutions of Washington.

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