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A Russian detained in Argentina at the request of Ukraine asked for asylum

Ukraine (bbabo.net), - Defense of Russian citizen Igor Churkin, detained in Buenos Aires at the request of Ukraine, filed a petition with the Argentine authorities to grant him political asylum.

The head of the consular department of the Russian Embassy in Argentina, Natalia Pustovalova, told reporters about this. She emphasized that our diplomats are in constant contact with Churkin, who is accused of “knowingly false reporting of a criminal offense.”

“The Russian has an Argentine lawyer who protects his interests and who filed a petition for political asylum for I.I. Churkin,” Pustovalova said.

She assured that the consular department of the Russian Embassy in Argentina is ready to provide legal assistance to the Russian citizen within the framework of its competence.

As bbabo.net reported, Churkin was detained by Argentine police at the request of Ukraine on January 30, when he arrived in the country as a tourist. He is accused of “trying to deceive his business in Ukraine.”

A Russian detained in Argentina at the request of Ukraine asked for asylum