Kremlin does not rule out personnel changes due to fake photos in Golunov case

Kremlin does not rule out personnel changes due to fake photos in Golunov case
Fake photo posted by the MIA officials allegedly by mistake

The presidential adviser suggested that Yuri Chaika check this incident in the MIA.

Putin’s advisor Anton Kobyakov made a statement that those MIA officials who published fake photos from journalist Ivan Golunov’s apartment, which they positioned as a drug lab, will be brought to justice. At the same time, law enforcement officers themselves after some time admitted that they were “mistaken.”

“There is an article for deception and manipulation of facts. Those who do it will answer for it,” the Kremlin representative assured. He also pointed out that the presidential press secretary Dmitry Peskov and the prosecutor general Yuri Chaika are likely to closely follow this case.

Kobyakov reminded that nobody has canceled the presumption of innocence. He did not rule out that after the proceedings personnel decisions could follow.

Ivan Golunov was detained on suspicion of selling banned substances. In respect of Golunov, a case was initiated under Article 30, Article 228.1 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation “Attempted illegal production, sale or shipment of narcotic drugs.”

The journalist himself denies all charges. Today he should have been chosen a measure of restraint, but before the court he became ill. It is possible that this is due to beating during the arrest. Doctors suspected a broken ribs and a concussion, Golunov was hospitalized.



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