Translated by Ollie Richardson for Fort Russ
28th January, 2016
The Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russia, Sergey Lavrov, commented on the statement of the Foreign Minister of Germany, Frank-Walter Steinmeier, about the investigation into the rape of a 13 year old Russian, Lisa, by migrants in Berlin.
Lavrov stressed that he did not notice that the statement of the German colleague was rigourous.
“I can’t agree that Frank-Walter Steinmeier responded rigorously to my comments”, – quotes RIA Novosti Lavrov.
The head of the Russian Foreign Ministry stressed that Steinmeier just asked us to wait for the investigation results and not to foster a propaganda campaign in the media.
“We were exact about this and have asked for the results of the investigation as soon as possible”, – said Lavrov.
Previously, Steinmeier, at the press conference devoted to the investigation of the case, assured that Germany is making every effort as soon as possible to investigate the incident. He also asked the media not to use the case for political propaganda.
The Russian girl, 13 years old, who lived in Berlin, was kidnapped by three migrants, when she went to school. According to reports in the media, Lisa was raped for several days. The police of Germany suppressed the incident, and when the incident became public knowledge, they did not confirm whether the crime took place.
The case caused a wide public resonance, after which the Prosecutor’s office in Berlin said that the girl allegedly had engaged in sexual contact with the men by mutual consent.
The head of the Russian Foreign Ministry, commenting on the incident, demanded a fair investigation on the case and also questioned why information about the incident was being hidden. Lavrov stressed that Lisa is “absolutely did not voluntarily disappear for 30 hours”.