Attorney Zoe Konstantopoulou noted that Vinnik "was charged with a crime on the Internet at a time when he was already in custody in Greece and had no access to the Internet, as well as no way to carry out this crime."
In turn, the lawyer Timofei Musatov said that Vinnik asked to convey that he “understands that he has become a victim of political intrigue and the imperfection of the law” in the field of cryptocurrencies in the world.
Earlier, the Russian consul met with Vinnik, extradited from Greece to France.
Alexander Vinnik was arrested in Greece in 2017 at the request of the United States, where he is accused of creating, without a license from the American authorities, a cryptocurrency exchange through which, according to the United States, billions of dollars are laundered.
January 24, it became known about the extradition of Vinnik from Athens to Paris.