Kyiv: Maria Zakharova, the official representative of the Russian Foreign Ministry spoke at the briefing.
Zakharova said that “Her (Maria Butina) unreasonable prosecution is, of course, a black spot on the reputation of the United States, who constantly present themselves as guarantors of human rights protection, and in fact simply threw a compatriot in prison only for her Russian passport.”
The politician said that the staff of the Russian embassy in Washington regularly visited Butina, she had not complained about her health lately.
Ending to talk about Butina, Zakharova said that Russia continues to seek the release of political prisoner Maria Butina from the US authorities.
Earlier in the media reported that Maria Butina was detained in the US in July, she faces up to 15 years in prison. The Russian woman is accused of conspiring to work as an agent of a foreign government without registering with the US Justice Department, as well as directly working as a foreign agent.