Washington D.C.: Russin accused of agent activity in USA

In Washington D.C., a 29-year-old Russian was arrested. Maria B. is said to have attempted to subvert political organizations in the United States in the service of the Kremlin.

Washington D.C.: Russin accused of agent activity in USA

US federal authorities have detained a suspected Russian agent. The 29-year-old was charged with charges, as US Department of Justice dismissed. According to this, Maria B. Has worked for Russian government. She was arrested last Sunday in Washington D.C. – one day before Helsinki summit between Russia's President Vladimir Putin and his American counterpart Donald Trump.

Maria B. is suspected of having planned, on orders of a high-ranking Russian government employee, to subvert American political organizations. According to prosecutors, US has already imposed sanctions on employee. His name was not published.

According to Ministry of Justice, Maria B. had been detained with a student visa in United States. From 2015 to at least 2017, she tried to build relationships with American people and infiltrate organizations that would influence American politics. It was said to have acted in interest of Russian government. According to Guardian, Maria B. is an activist in arms lobby, and she has connections to National Rifle Association.

Did you thread secret meetings?

The New York Times reported that during US election campaign, Maria B. Twice attempted to organise secret meetings between n presidential candidate Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin two years ago. In United States, Robert Mueller has been investigating for months special investigator extent to which Russian government has interfered in American election campaign and wher re have been illegal links between Trump's electoral team and Russian officials. Trump repeatedly criticized investigation in past as a "witch hunt."

On 13 July, US judiciary charged twelve employees of Russian secret Service GRU. They are accused of being responsible for hacker attacks during 2016 election campaign. The accusations were raised by a jury and are based on ongoing investigations by US special investigator Robert Mueller. The charges against Maria B. are not, but by lawyers of Ministry of Justice, who specialise in national security.

Updated Date: 17 July 2018, 12:02

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