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In the dialogue between the parliamentarians of the Russian Federation and the United States is to remind the objective of the investigation against the Russians Maria Butunoi, which the U.S. accused of working as a foreign agent, said the Deputy of the state Duma Sergei Boyarsky («United Russia»).
«Recently we participated in the chamber of a delegation of the US Congress, took a direct and Frank conversation. Maybe this dialog can be reminded of the need for objective investigation of the Affairs of our countrywomen. The conviction of the Russian citizen can become a triumph of the policy of double standards of American administration,» said Boyarsky during the plenary session on Tuesday.
The MP also urged his colleagues to accelerate the work on draft laws aimed at protecting state security. «We as parliamentarians should contribute to this process,» said Boyarsky.
Speaking about the investigation against Butynol, the MP said that Russia must not forget the principle of reciprocity, the unconditional priority of protecting the rights of Russians, our national security interests and take concrete and decisive steps-including of a legislative nature.
«And in case of further reluctance to seek and find compromise, we these steps will take,» concluded Boyarsky.
Butino accused of conspiracy to commit an agent of a foreign government without registering with the U.S. justice Department, as well as in the work of a foreign agent. On the totality of the charges, she faces up to 15 years in prison. Butina told the court about his innocence. The Russian authorities also believe the accusations against the Russians far-fetched.
The official representative of Russian foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova noted earlier that Butino detained immediately before the meeting of leaders of Russia and USA Vladimir Putin and Donald trump in Helsinki obviously with the goal to minimize the positive effect of the summit and to do it in the shortest possible time. According to Zakharova, the impression that the FBI is a political order, there is no factual basis for the accusations against the Russians no claim to Butinai far-fetched.
The Commissioner for human rights in the Russian Federation Tatiana Moskalkova informed in an official statement, urged the commissioners of the UN and the Council of Europe on human rights to Express their position and urge Washington to release detained in the US, the Russian Butino.