It's too early to speak about cause of Maxim Kuzmin's death - U.S. consul

The results of the autopsy performed on Russian child Maxim Kuzmin who died in the U.S. have not been made public yet, Acting U.S. Consul in Russia Bill Bistransky said.

Bistransky told Kommersant FM, commenting on the statement made by Russian envoy on human rights, democracy and supremacy of law Konstantin Dolgov saying that the autopsy results indicate that the boy died of cruel treatment that he has no information on the autopsy results and he was only informed about the autopsy being performed four hours ago.

Bistransky also said it is now too early to draw any conclusions on the causes of the child's death.

At the same time he believes it is too early to speak about the possibility of returning Kirill Kuzmin, the brother of Maxim Kuzmin, who was adopted by a U.S. citizen and died in Texas, to Russia.

Bistransky told Kommersant FM the U.S. consular services currently have no specific information on the cause of Maxim Kuzmin's death and the local child protective services have now made a decision that the boy should stay with his adoptive father. He said it is premature to discuss the boy's removal from his adoptive family as he is a citizen of the U.S. and lives in a specific pace under the control of the local law enforcement and judicial bodies.

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