In Moscow pointed to similar with the «business Skrypalia» tactics of Washington on Butinai

© AFP 2018 / StringerМария Butina. Archival photoIn Moscow pointed to similar with the «business Skrypalia» tactics of Washington on Butinai© AFP 2018 / Stringer

The Russian Embassy in the United States surprised the attempts of U.S. law enforcement to classify the materials in the case of Russian women’s Butinai, which is accused of working as a foreign agent without permission.

Butina was detained July 15, last week, the court arrested her before. She is accused of trying to infiltrate American community organizations and meet with local politicians. Butina told the court about his innocence. She has said in court about his innocence, the authorities of the Russian Federation said about the artificiality of the charges against her.

«It is surprising the position of the prosecution that aggressively seeks to classify the case, thus seeking to limit public access to details of the ongoing proceedings. Similar tactics, as we can see, using the British intelligence services in Skrypalia», — reads the statement of the Embassy on the page in Facebook.

«Against the background of obviously baseless accusations and the absence of any facts, the real evidence of her illegal activities, the mainstream (media) has already begun against our compatriots a smear campaign. The more important manifestation of Russian society of solidarity with Maria», the statement reads.

In the American media Butino called «the Russian spy», although among the charges against her acts of espionage, that is, illegal collection of classified information, no.

The Embassy reported that on Thursday, the employees of the Russian Embassy will visit again Butino in prison. «We will continue to provide consular assistance and moral support», — stated in the message.

In the English town of Salisbury on March 4, according to British authorities, has been poisoned, condemned for espionage in favour of great Britain, former GRU officer Sergey Skripal and his daughter Julia — my cousin Victoria Skripal, which triggered a major international scandal. London believes that the poisoning Skrobala substance A234 involved in the Russian government, Moscow categorically denies it. In mid-may, Sergei Skripal after treatment was discharged from a local hospital, she was discharged in mid-April.