‘Betrayal’. Belarus detains, frees Russian citizen suspected of meddling in US elections


Russian national Anna Bogacheva, who was detained in Belarus on the US request, is now at liberty, the Russian Embassy in Minsk reports.

On Tuesday, the fact of Bogacheva’s detention was confirmed by Alexander Malkevich, a representative of the Public Chamber of the Russian Federation; he referred to the detainee’s husband.

The woman is involved in the case of meddling in US elections. Bogacheva was put on the list of 13 Russian citizens against whom the charges were brought in the wake of the investigation of US prosecutor Robert Mueller. She allegedly worked for the so-called Internet Research Agency established by Evgeniy Prigozhin who is commonly known as Putin’s Chef.

In turn, Russian MP Viktor Vodolatsky expressed outrage at the situation.

No sane person in Russia can make heads or tails of it. Why is brotherly Belarus, with which we are building the Union State, behaving in such a way,” RIA Novosti quotes him.

According to him, the Belarusian authorities are seeking to show off their independence from Russia and the willingness to comply with all US instructions.

“This is a betrayal,” the deputy stressed.

Anna Bogacheva is 31 years old. Previously, she was an activist of Russian nationalist organizations. Since 2014, she has been working for the ‘troll factory’.

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