Several days later, Luithle sent a request to the prosecutor’s office, asking them to examine the story narrated by the channel’s reporter, Ivan Blagoi, as in his opinion it could have violated German law and incited racial hatred.
"Lawyer’s demarche is putting pressure on the Russian journalist and attempting to provoke the German authorities to restrict his activities, which is unacceptable," the Russian's embassy's spokesman, Sergei Belyaev, told RIA Novosti.
The Russian Embassy in Berlin said that it considers the German police’s estimation that there was insufficient evidence of a crime in the case of the alleged abduction and rape of a 13-year-old Russian-speaking girl in the country’s capital to be "hasty."
"The more we get acquainted with the situation, the more doubts about the validity of such conclusions arise. They seem hasty," the Russian Embassy's spokesman Sergei Belyaev told RIA Novosti.
The girl’s parents are protesting the police decision, having hired a lawyer to defend their interests, the diplomat noted.