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Russia’s Foreign Minister To Pompeo: Free Maria Butina

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Chuck Ross Investigative Reporter

Maria Butina, the Russian woman accused of spying for the Russian government, has been arrested on “fabricated charges” and should be released from jail, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov argued in a phone conversation on Saturday with his American counterpart, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.

Lavrov stressed “the unacceptability of the actions of the US authorities, who have arrested Russian citizen Maria Butina in the United States on the basis of fabricated charges, and the need for her early release,” according to a statement from the Russian foreign ministry.

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