"In support of this motion, the parties state they continue to engage, as they did prior to yesterday’s defense filing, in negotiations regarding a potential resolution of this matter and that those negotiations would be potentially hindered by simultaneously engaging in motions practice," the filing said.
In September, the administration of a US jail where Butina was detained agreed to transfer the prisoner to the minimum security regime.
Butina, a recent student and a political activist, was arrested in Washington, DC on suspicions of acting as an agent for a foreign government. She has denied the accusations. She currently faces up to 15 years in jail.