KYIV (FNI) - Accused in the US for espionage Russian Maria Butina met with officials in the Federal Reserve and the US Treasury Department in 2015. The meetings were held to discuss US-Russian economic relations during the presidency of Barack Obama.
Information on the meetings was prepared and published in the Washington Analytical Center, which hosted these talks.
"Meetings that were held in 2015 attracted former deputy chairman of the Federal Reserve Bank Stanley Fischer and Deputy Minister of Finance Nathan Sheets. Subsequently, the Minister of Finance and the Minister of Foreign Affairs joined the talks, "the analytical center said, Reuters reports.
Meetings that were held in the US prove that Butina has a fairly wide range of powerful ties in the US. Thus, the Russian agent sought interests in the circle of American political leaders.
In the United States, on July 17, a 29-year-old Russian citizen, Maria Butina, was arrested, who worked as an agent for Russia, interfered in political groups and was in favor of giving US citizens the free right to own weapons.