Anastasia Vashukevich, a self-proclaimed “seductress” who also goes by the name Nastya Rybka, appealed to United States media to help her get out of a Thailand prison in exchange for information about the Russia-Trump campaign conspiracy.
Rybka, born in Belarus, was one of the 10 arrested in Pattaya, Thailand, on Feb. 26 for running an illegal “sex training class” for compatriots. She entered the country on a Russian passport, a Thai immigration official told CNN.
Rybka posted a video where she makes a plea to U.S. media and journalists to help her release from prison.
“I’m ready to give you all the missing puzzle pieces, support them with videos and audios, regarding the connections of our respected lawmakers with Trump, Manafort and the rest. I know a lot. I’m waiting for your offers and I’m waiting for you in a Thai prison,” she said, as translated by CNN.
Rybka was already entangled in the web of a massive controversy well before she was arrested in Pattaya.
Her name first came up in February when Russian opposition politician, Alexei Navalny, made a post of his alleged investigation about the connection of Russia’s oligarchs and its most powerful men — Oleg Deripaska and Deputy Prime Minister Sergey Prikhodko — to the 2016 U.S. Presidential Election.
Navalny claimed that Rybka took photos and videos during Deripaska’s yacht trip in August 2016 along with Prikhodko, equating it to a “bribe” since it involved a yacht, women and business talks.
CNN reported that both Deripaska and Prikhodko may have played a role in connecting the Kremlin and Trump campaign.
It was claimed that the Russian oligarch previously worked with Paul Manafort, Trump’s former campaign manager. According to The Washington Post, Manafort offered Deripaska “private briefings” regarding the status of Trump’s campaign through an overseas intermediary.
However, Deripaska’s spokesperson told CNN that he “never received any communication about it.”
A day after posting the video, Rybka appealed to the media again through a lengthy Instagram post. She wrote:
“I appeal to all media, journalists who work using my materials to spread all the information and investigate this strange situation which shed the light on some topic that led to a worldwide political scandal. Russia has already reached the Thai kingdom where police volunteers are afraid of this affair and afraide to be involved with it. And Thai immigration is dancing to the tune of Russia and in fact will simply kill us if Thailand gives us to Russia. We have no more money – we spent everything on bail. If there is anybody who can help – please write to those contacts that we indicated.”
I appeal to all media, journalists who work using my materials to spread all the information and investigate this strange situation which shed the light on some topic that led to a worldwide political scandal.Russia has already reached the Thai kingdom where police volunteers are afraid of this affair and afraide to be involved with it. And Thai immigration is dancing to the tune of Russia and in fact will simply kill us if Thailand gives us to Russia. We have no more money – we spent everything on bail. If there is anybody who can help – please write to those contacts that we indicated. ______________________________________________ Я призываю все СМИ, журналистов, которые работают используя мои материалы которые не по моей воле пролили свет который привёл к мировому политическому скандалу распространить всю информацию и расследовать это странное дело. Россия влезла уже в Тайское королевство в котором волонтеры в полиции боятся этого дела и связываться с ним. И тайская иммиграция идёт на поводу у России и по сути просто убьёт нас если выдаст России. Денег у нас больше нет – мы все потратили на залог. Если есть те, кто могут помочь – пишите пожалуйста по тем контактам, которые мы указывали
She then suggested in another social media post that her arrest was somehow connected to the arrival of Nikolai Patrushev, the head of Russia’s Security Council and former head of the FSB, in Thailand.
However, the Kremlin dismissed the allegation, saying that “such visits are, of course, organized in advance. It is quite ridiculous to associate it with the arrests of Russian citizens in Thailand.”
Rybka was released on bail after Thai officials held her for working in the country without a proper visa. She was subsequently detained and currently being held in custody prior to being deported due to her revoked tourist visa, police Lt. Col. Dulayapat Techapornchayasin said.
Images via Instagram/nastya_rybka.ru