The Russian Embassy in the United States: Butinai because of the cold in the chamber worsened chronic arthritis


WASHINGTON, August 10. /TASS/. The conditions in prison are detained Russians Maria Butunoi has improved, but because of the constantly low temperature in the chamber it had worsened chronic arthritis. This is stated in a Thursday statement, the Russian Embassy in the United States, senior diplomats who visited the Russian citizen on August 9.

“She’s allowed to use the gym, better was diet. Finally, conducted a dental exam and prescribed treatment. However, because of the constantly low temperature in the chamber it had worsened chronic arthritis. It does not walk on air”, – reads the statement of the diplomatic mission.

“Maria said she receives letters from her indifferent to the fate of people. Talking on the phone with relatives that helps her to endure the stress of being in detention. She asked me to pass words of gratitude to all the friends who called her parents and they supported them. Now is the part they desperately need,” – said the Embassy.

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. The country’s intelligence agencies claim that she did the same activity without being registered at the Ministry of justice agent of a foreign state. Butina was arrested in Washington on July 15, the court left her in custody before the 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 in one of the most prestigious institutions of higher education Washington – American University.

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