The representative of the Russian foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova said that the Agency staff on the channels rechecked appeared in the media information about the reasons for the death of the former Minister of press of Russia Mikhail Lesin in the United States and came to the conclusion that the presented data are true.
“We have seen messages referring to the investigators of the US regarding what they have received clear information about the reasons that caused the death of a Russian citizen, – TASS quoted Zakharov. – The information we saw in the media, ran through her. The report proved to be true”.
Zakharova said that the Russian side “has repeatedly requested information through diplomatic channels, through our Embassy in Washington, our American colleagues”. “For several months no specific, substantial real information that would shed light on any particular incident, we from our American colleagues have not received,” – said the diplomat.
“We would like to ask our colleagues in the state, as our usual partners, to avoid any speculations, with the request to obtain official information, – said Zakharov. – This will probably not be complete information, but at least something. It is time to provide. During the six months that have passed since that moment, some details it was possible to collect. We hope that the way it is, and hope that we will provide this information”.
Earlier on 11 March Zakharova wrote in Facebook, that the Russian Embassy in the US many times requested information about the investigation into the death of Lesina. However, no meaningful information from the American side is not represented. “If the information sounded today in the media, confirmed that the Russian competent authorities forward the American side with the request for international legal assistance,” wrote Zakharova in Facebook.
Later, on the evening of 11 March, it became known that the Russian Prosecutor General Yuri Chaika has sent its U.S. counterpart, the Minister of justice – General U.S. attorney Loretta Lynch requested to provide documents about the circumstances surrounding the death of Lesina. The query was performed on the basis of existing between the two countries agreement on legal assistance, and was made in the absence of information about the investigation, explained in supervising Department.