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MFA: there is no talk of exchanging an American spy for Boutin

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Speeches about the possible exchange of Paul Whelan, accused of espionage, against any of the Russians arrested abroad does not go, reports RIA News statement by the representative of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Maria Zakharova.


MFA: there is no talk of exchanging an American spy for Boutin


I would like to emphasize that at the current stage there is no discussion of any exchange of Whelan for someone in custody abroad ... I voiced the official Russian position to you,
Zakharova said at the briefing.

According to her, a lot of materials are being published on this topic in the media today. Some contain offers for the exchange, in others - frank speculations and fakes.

As for Whelan, he is under investigation and is awaiting a lawsuit, she added.

Whelan is charged under Art. 276 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation ("Spying") and contained in the detention facility "Lefortovo". He faces up to 20 years in prison.

Earlier, on January 9, the issue of exchange was raised at a press briefing by the press secretary of the Russian President Dmitry Peskov. When asked to comment on the messages on this topic, Peskov replied that he had not heard such statements from officials, so he could not say anything.

Recall, an American citizen Paul Nicholas Whelan was detained by Russian counterintelligence officers 28 December. According to media reports, in 2008, he was fired from the US Marine Corps. Has a triple citizenship. In Russia, allegedly began to appear with the 2007 year.

Russian woman Maria Butina is currently in a US prison. She is accused of conducting illegal activities in favor of a foreign state (Russia). At the end of last year, she partially admitted her guilt.
Photos used:
Paul Whelan's Facebook Page
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  1. Piramidon
    Piramidon 11 January 2019 16: 08
    +2
    MFA: there is no talk of exchanging an American spy for Boutin

    After you saw 100/500 cubes of the Magadan forest with a jigsaw, you can talk about the exchange. lol
    1. Borik
      Borik 11 January 2019 16: 18
      -1
      We change one spy for everyone who is in the dungeons of the mattress.
      1. krot
        krot 12 January 2019 09: 19
        0
        If you change this striped one, it’s only on all of us who are sitting there for nothing!
    2. Altona
      Altona 11 January 2019 16: 55
      0
      Quote: Piramidon
      After you saw 100/500 cubes of the Magadan forest with a jigsaw, you can talk about the exchange.

      ---------------------
      How cruel you are, however, at least learn to sew gauntlets. One thing only confuses him: they put him in a comfortable cell, he just won’t be able to go out, but Butina was tortured there, as the journalists write.
    3. flicker
      flicker 11 January 2019 16: 58
      +3
      laughing Yeah, you see, he will become a specialist in wood, by smell he will determine by the hardness of the breed ... well, in general, what will be passed on to his superiors ... in about 30 years.
  2. KVU-NSVD
    KVU-NSVD 11 January 2019 16: 11
    +1
    at the current stage
    And the next one might go. I think here it is not our desire, but the Americans’ reluctance. Or maybe the interested circles just haven't done it yet. First, the parties will win back their interests to the end, and then they will begin to agree on an exchange. Such things are probably not done quickly ....
    1. Nyrobsky
      Nyrobsky 11 January 2019 21: 09
      +1
      Quote: KVU-NSVD
      I think here it is not our desire, but the Americans’ reluctance.

      The fact is that they have not yet decided who this nonsense worked for, since he is a citizen of three countries. They (three countries) are now stupidly playing solitaire on the topic of who has "trump cards" - that is, the "exchange fund" will be more. Although, whatever one may say, if it worked against Russia, then it worked in the interests of the United States.
      1. tracer
        tracer 11 January 2019 23: 38
        0
        VICTOR BUT ....
  3. svp67
    svp67 11 January 2019 16: 20
    +3
    MFA: there is no talk of exchanging an American spy for Boutin
    And rightly so ... first let him make a deal with our investigation and read out the text we need with recognition ...
    In general, this typus is a clear example of the fact that in 37 it was not always a German-English-Polish spy that was not true. How many citizenships does this "Bond" have?
  4. BAI
    BAI 11 January 2019 16: 23
    +1
    If you change to a spy, it means to recognize that Butina is a spy, and she was arrested legally.
  5. Spiritual
    Spiritual 11 January 2019 16: 23
    -2
    Nafig we need this Butin ... There are also more needed people from the Soviet intelligence.
    1. mihey
      mihey 11 January 2019 16: 54
      0
      If you are not aware that we are talking about a woman (Maria Butina), then why comment?
      1. svp67
        svp67 11 January 2019 17: 01
        +2
        Quote: mihey
        If you are not aware that we are talking about a woman (Maria Butina), then why comment?

        Excuse me, but she got into "men's games" by force or of her own free will? I'm 101% sure that on my own. And I'm sorry, but she knew what she was doing, these games imply not only a good, well-fed life with adrenaline in the blood, but also that. The next "adventurers" will be a good example. The times of "spy Anna Chapman" will not return. Everything is serious and painful
        1. mihey
          mihey 11 January 2019 18: 09
          +1
          Quote: Spiritual
          Nafig we need this Butin

          Do you selectively read posts? A person comments on an article and is not even aware that this is not about a man. Why write if you don’t know who or what it is about?
          PS: But whether she played or not I can not say) hi
      2. Spiritual
        Spiritual 11 January 2019 18: 17
        0
        Quote: mihey
        If you are not aware that we are talking about a woman (Maria Butina), then why comment?

        I drove something about Butov .. Excuse me guys .. hi
        But if you change, then a woman to a woman .. hi
        1. mihey
          mihey 11 January 2019 18: 23
          0
          With a new incarnation (if I'm not mistaken). Accepted hi
        2. ver_
          ver_ 13 January 2019 16: 23
          0
          ... you can on Ilyich ...
  6. maxbrov74
    maxbrov74 11 January 2019 16: 26
    +1
    Generally, as a rule, spies are exchanged only for spies. It would not be bad to grab a couple of American citizens on our territory, fortunately, for which there will certainly be. Well, change later, after staying in a hospitable jail. Principle - "An eye for an eye" must work, otherwise they will continue to wipe their feet about us.
  7. ender
    ender 11 January 2019 16: 36
    -1
    and has someone already offered to exchange it?
  8. flicker
    flicker 11 January 2019 16: 54
    0
    Life imprisonment to him. There will be time to think about life, about family, about the troubles that I managed to do, maybe I will write a book.
    And the rest of the Merino agents will be a lesson.
    1. igorbrsv
      igorbrsv 11 January 2019 19: 20
      0
      No better in the settlement. Otherwise, it will not work either.
  9. Zaurbek
    Zaurbek 11 January 2019 17: 21
    +4
    We need to continue to work ... following the example of the Americans (with their accusations ..) here, bundles can be delayed.
  10. Vodka and Meldonium
    Vodka and Meldonium 11 January 2019 17: 31
    -2
    Ha-Ha-Ha! I think that Maria Butina, at the moment, does not plan to visit the Russian Federation either now or in the near future, although, in nightmares, it is possible. And the Americans and Europeans - a lesson, without EXTREME need in the Russian Federation - not a foot, you never know what you do wrong, maybe you collect brushwood in the wrong place or you "like" something from a smartphone, there are more than enough reasons to sail to places remote in the Russian Federation ...
    1. igorbrsv
      igorbrsv 11 January 2019 19: 15
      -1
      Yes, we are all writing directly from the insulators. You can ask Chapman. She will confirm. All of us are given smartphones. And you still need to earn.
      But in general, why did you get this?
  11. APASUS
    APASUS 11 January 2019 18: 28
    +1
    Who is Maria Butina, the one who pleaded guilty to lobbying for Russia's interests in the United States, so what? I think she will take on Kennedy’s murder in an American prison
    1. igorbrsv
      igorbrsv 11 January 2019 19: 12
      0
      Yes, and Paul Whelan will not mind bully
      They will start arguing which of them Kennedy failed
  12. igorbrsv
    igorbrsv 11 January 2019 19: 11
    0
    Well, now the wave of spies will trample. They will catch everyone
  13. Fantazer911
    Fantazer911 11 January 2019 19: 28
    +1
    Yes, let their citizens grab the Russian boland, otherwise they hold ours and cripple them like a pilot
  14. bone1
    bone1 11 January 2019 21: 18
    0
    But it’s necessary to help Butina out, if they don’t want to change this, catch another — you never know American spies in Russia.
  15. Tank jacket
    Tank jacket 11 January 2019 21: 36
    +1
    I support the statement of our Foreign Ministry. Let Paul Whelan go through all the rooms, you need to interrogate, fingerprints. Kim Jong-un recently sent a vegetable home for a poster. Taught, so to speak, comrade Kim. It’s our turn to punish for unlearned lessons ...