Putin calls for joint investigation of Skripal case
According to the head of state, talks about the incident do not result in anything positive.
Commenting on the situation regarding the “Skripal case,” Russian President Vladimir Putin proposed to stop talking about this issue, since it does not result in anything good, except for the deterioration of relations between the countries.
“We need to either carry out a joint objective and full investigation or simply stop talking about this issue because it does not result in anything other than a deterioration of relations,” he said at a meeting with heads and chief editors of international news agencies at the SPIEF.
Putin noted that initially it was announced that a military poisonous substance was used, but in case of using such a substance, a person dies, whereas the victims are alive and well.
“Nothing has happened, Skripal himself and his daughter are alive and discharged from the hospital. And his daughter looks quite decent, everyone is alive and well,” RIA Novosti quoted the president.
Deposit Insurance Agency and ‘criminal duo’ of its First Deputy General Director Miroshnikov and colonel–billionaire Cherkalin
Valery Miroshnikov, First Deputy General Director of the Deposit Insurance Agency (DIA), has fled Russia and intends to resign. Experts explain his escape by the arrest of FSB colonel Kirill Cherkalin charged with swindling amounting to 12 billion rubles ($191.4 million); Miroshnikov and Cherkalin had close ties. In addition, the high-ranked insurer was a friend of fugitive FSB general Viktor Voronin – who had assisted to late banker Vladimir Kogan in the resolution of Bank UralSib and then relocated to Israel. The CrimeRussia reviewed operations of the ‘unsinkable’ Deposit Insurance Agency and its top manager Valery Miroshnikov – as well as his extensive connections actively used in the course of liquidation of Russian banks. The main question is: why is the Central Bank of Russia turning a blind eye to suspicious actions of the DIA?