Maria Zaharova, Director of the Information and Press Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, commented on the case of Natalia Veselnitskaya, Russian lawyer indicted in the US with obstruction of justice.
Zaharova claimed the prosecution to be a ‘revenge’ of American judiciary and noted that Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs is waiting for clarifications from Washington.
“All of it looks as if Americans are trying to take revenge on Natalia Veselnitskaya, who has been doing solo law practice and represented Hermitage Capital Management’s interests. She has discredited false statements by a well-known financial fraudster William Browder, which anti-Russia Magnitskiy Act is based on. The fact that the US law enforcement system is now used for getting back at certain individuals and it’s mostly controlled by politics is obvious.”
Natalia Veselnitskaya – official website