‘Pretty bizarre story’: USA unlikely to grant asulym to Kremlin-linked escort

The United States does not seem to provide any assistance to Belarusian citizen Anastasiya Vashukevich aka Nastya Rybka who gained notoriety after making her links to Russian olligarchs and top officials public.

On February, 25 Vashukevich and her guru and friend, sex coach Alexander Kirillov (Alex Leslie), were detained for illegal work, i.e. organising ‘sex training’ for Russian tourists, on the Thai island of Ko Lan, and put in prison in Pattaya. On February 27, Rybka promised to tell American journalists about Trump-Russia relations, if she was ‘sill alive’.

A few days ago, she gave an interview to The New York Times from behind bars in Bangkok. According to the call girl, she has more than 16 hours of audio recordings that could help shed light on Russian meddling in United States elections. She expressed readiness to hand over the evidence materials to the United States in exchange for granting political asylum to her.

When asked about Nastya Rybka at Tuesday’s press briefing, Heather Nauert, Spokesperson for the U.S. Department of State, answered: “We support and assist American citizens. She is not an American citizen”

According to the U.S. official, Rybka’s story sounds ‘pretty bizarre’.

“I am sure if there is anything of great interest that we need to be aware of that our Thai officials would inform us of that,” she added.

As previously reported, Anastasiya Vashukevich, a native of the Belarusian town of Babruysk, unintentionally revealed juicy details of a sex life of Russian oligarchs and top officials by posting compromising photos on Instagram. She even wrote the book A Story Of Seducing A Billionaire, Or A Clone For An Oligarch.

The case attracted attention of the Anti-Corruption Foundation led by Alexei Navalny which set up its own investigation and published the results in a new video on February, 8.

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Russian authorities blacklisted the recent investigation by the Foundation. The materials are to be removed from its website, Youtube and Instagram. The decision was made by Roskomnadzor which referred to the ruling of Ust-Labinsk district court. Earlier, Deripaska sued Vashukevich over her publication of his private photos.

Billionare Deripaska, director of aluminium producer Rusal, and Russian Deputy Prime Minister, Chief of Staff of the Government Sergei Prikhodko (previously an aide to Boris Yeltsin and Vladimir Putin) are involved in the corruption scandal. The video gives evidence of the duo’s taking a boat ride with the so-called good-time girls’ to the coast of Norway in August 2016.


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