A court session on Maria Butina’s case on July 25
Embassy's employees attended a court session on Maria Butina’s case on July 25. She looked calm and confident.
We are perplexed at the position of prosecutors who are insistently requesting to classify the case, this way restricting public access to the details of the trial. The same tactic, as we see, is used by the British special services concerning the Skripals case.
On the backdrop of ungrounded accusations and the lack of any proof actually evidencing to her illegal activities, the mainstream media have already plunged into a slander campaign against our compatriot. So, manifestation of solidarity with Maria is ever more important.
The next court session will be held on September 10. We plan to visit Maria Butina in prison on Thursday. We will continue to offer consular assistance and moral support to her.