Winnick called his arrest in Greece the operation of the American special services

© AFP 2017 / Sakis MitrolidisСопровождение citizen of Russia Alexander winnick. Archival photoWinnick called his arrest in Greece the operation of the American special services© AFP 2017 / Sakis Mitrolidis

Arrested in Greece on American request, the Russian Alexander Vinnik said his arrest by provocation of the United States. According to him, the arrest was the result of a special operation with the use of agents.

Winnick is a specialist in information technology, in particular, on the blockchain. The Americans accused it of laundering billions of dollars via a cryptocurrency exchange. He was arrested in late July 2017 in Halkidiki, where he is vacationing with his family – wife and two young children.

«A warrant for my arrest issued in America since January. Why don’t they send him to Russia? I do not hide from anyone. And to catch here in Europe is to make it easier to take a man in America. My arrest – in fact, the American special operation,» said winnick in an interview with RIA Novosti.

«America has with Russia strained relations, everyone knows that. They are constantly the Russian citizens kidnapped. I from justice were hiding. I traveled abroad under her name. I under his name was doing business,» said winnick.

«What I am accused – this is complete nonsense. This is, firstly, impossible to do for one person. Secondly, they even violate their own laws, the charges made in violation of American laws. And from a technical point of view, the charges were very unprofessional,» said he.

Winnick believes that «has handed over» someone from employees of a financial company, he advised.
Read the full interview with Alexander Winiam on the website RIA Novosti>>