Kremlin does not plan to dismiss Interior Minister Head Vladimir Kolokoltsev because of Zakharchenko's case
Dmitry Peskov commented on possible resignations in law enforcement agencies due to high-profile corruption case.
The Presidential press secretary Dmitry Peskov commented on the possibility of the resignation of the Minister of Internal Affairs Vladimir Kolokoltsev on the background of the scandal around the Colonel Dmitry Zakharchenko and found 9 billion rubles cash and about 300 million euros in his bank accounts.
"There is no any question about any resignations. First, it's need to wait for results of the investigation before giving some estimates,” - said the President's press secretary.
Kremlin spokesman also said that the Zakharchenko's case is "colorful manifestation of the fight against corruption."
Earlier, Peskov said that Putin is informed about resonant detention of the Colonel and the seizure from him of 9 billion rubles. The commission, headed by the Head of the Presidential Administration Anton Vaino, carries out the examination.
Recall that on September 8th the FSB detained the Acting Head of the Department T of the Main Department for Economic Security and Combatting the Corruption Ministry of the Russian Ministry of Internal Affairs Dmitry Zakharchenko. He was arrested for two months by the court. He is accused of Bribe-Taking (Art. 290 of the Criminal Code), Abuse of Official Powers (Art. 285 of the Criminal Code), and Obstruction of Justice (Art. 294 of the Criminal Code).
Security officers found in the apartment of the Zakharchenko sister money in various currencies equivalent to almost 9 billion rubles - a record for the seized amount of money. In addition, Rosbalt reported that members of the Zakharchenko family were allegedly found several accounts in foreign banks, the amount of deposits on which is about 300 million euros. The Colonel denies involvement to the found money.
Investigative Committee General Nikandrov, accused of taking a particularly large bribe, married in jail
The Deputy Head of the Main Investigative Directorate (MID) of the Investigative Committee of Russia (ICR) for Moscow, Denis Nikandrov, stated in court that he had married in 2017, although he has been in the pretrial detention center for over a year on suspicion of bribe-taking.
Maxim Lapunov - the first victim in the case on the persecution of gays in Chechnya who revealed his name and surname - opened up at a Moscow press conference on torture and unlawful detentions of people of nonstandard sexual orientation in the republic.