Russian Foreign Ministry: Butina Arrest Is Stunt To Whip Up Anti-Russia Frenzy

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The Russian Foreign Ministry tweeted Wednesday after Russian national Mariia Butina was charged with acting as an agent of a foreign government, claiming that it was an FBI set-up to aggravate anti-Russia sentiment in the U.S.

Butina was arrested Sunday and is currently being held without bond ahead of her hearing Wednesday in D.C. federal court.