Nikita Belikh was questioned for the first time
Nikita Belikh, the Governor of the Kirov Region, has been questioned in Lefortovo pre-trial detention facility for the first time since his arrest.
Nikita Belikh, the Governor of the Kirov Region, has been questioned in Lefortovo pre-trial detention facility in the framework of the bribe taking case. This questioning is the first investigatory action performed with the governor since his arrest. According to RBC Information Systems, he was questioned by Major of justice Roman Mukhachev, senior investigator for especially important cases. Mukhachev leads the investigation of this case.
However, after the publication, the attorney for Belikh said that there was no questioning yet.
Earlier, Belikh has already pleaded not guilty and confirmed his willingness to fully cooperate with the investigation.
For several days now, the minds of the public in St. Petersburg are occupied with one piece of news – Lieutenant-General Umnov, head of the Main Directorate of the MIA for St. Petersburg and the Leningrad Region, leaves his post and sets off for a promotion to Moscow. Sergey Umnov is allegedly designated for the position of deputy minister of the MIA Vladimir Kolokoltsev. However, on the sidelines of the ministry they expect not a promotion for the Petersburg general, but an honorable resignation with the consequent loss of political weight.