MOSCOW, February 3. /TASS/. The Kremlin is warning against seeing "under-the-carpet plans" in Russia’s actions taken regarding the affair of a Russian teenage girl Lisa, who allegedly fell victim to violence in Germany.
Russian presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov explained that Russia’s attention to the affair stemmed from the fact she was a Russian citizen.
"Trying to find some under-the-carpet schemes here would be absolutely wrong," Peskov said.
He was speaking in response to charges being made against Moscow by some German politicians who claim that steps taken in Lisa’s support were attempts to drive a wedge into the European Union.
"We cannot agree with such claims. On the contrary, we would like to expect understanding of such great attention we pay to the affair," Peskov said.
"A Russian citizen is in focus. Any country protects its citizens. Any country expresses extreme concern whenever its citizens encounter some violations of the law, some manifestations of violence, or if there are reports still to be confirmed," Peskov said.
"In any case any responsible country takes care of its citizens precisely the way Russia is doing. This explains such attention," Peskov said.
Russia’s TV Channel One recently quoted the relatives of the teen-age girl as saying Lisa had been raped by migrants. German police confirmed that the girl had been listed missing only to resurface 30 hours later. The official police statement said the investigation found no evidence confirming kidnapping or rape.