Lithuania to leave Interpol if Russian becomes new chief

Lithuania to leave Interpol if Russian becomes new chief
Alexander Prokopchuk

The document states that Prokopchuk is a candidate from the country that "is constantly abusing the Interpol system."

The Baltic state may withdraw from the International Criminal Police Organization (Interpol) in the event that Russian Major General Prokopchuk is elected as its next president; the resolution was adopted by Lithuanian parliamentarians, Delfi reported Tuesday, November 20.

 “If Prokopchuk is elected head of Interpol, then Lithuania and other democratic states of the world will have to immediately consider leaving the organization,” the report says.

88 Lithuanian people's deputies voted in favor of the resolution with nobody opposing it and seven people abstaining.

The document states that Prokopchuk is a candidate from the country that "is constantly abusing the Interpol system." If he is elected, it will be a “huge blow to the reputation and legal neutrality” of the world’s main police organization.

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