Zam. the foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov in conversation with Last news ruled out the possibility of exchange of the accused espionage American Paul Whelan on the Russian Maria Butina.
He explained that talking about it is not because Whelan until not reached a verdict.
according to his statement, statements of the American Embassy about the fact that in Whelan no evidence that the situation will not change.
While Ryabkov said that the Russian Federation remains committed to sharing bout and Yaroshenko, although America's interest in the scheme no.
"I don't know what will be announced judicial decision and whether Whelan Mr. Whelan is advisable in any such a scheme to imagine," concluded the Deputy Minister.
Paul Whelan was tied in the Russian capital at the end of December - as reported by the FSB, " conducting espionage action ". He faces ten to 20 years in prison. Yesterday the capital's Lefortovsky court extended his detention for another 3 months.
The cases not disclosed because of the secrecy. We only know that Whelan since 2007, periodically visited Russia. According to his brother, Paul - a former marine and has arrived in the Russian capital for a friend's wedding.
Mary Butina arrested in the U.S. capital fifteen July of last year on charges of conspiring to illegal work for the government of the Russian Federation. She made a deal with the investigation and pleaded guilty because otherwise, she'd face a long term in prison.
at the end of April, the court sentenced her to fifteen years in prison, half of the time Butina already spent behind bars. To be released It is bound on 5 November.