MOSCOW, October 28. Former Minister of agriculture of Russia Elena Skrynnik is not currently any public office. This was reported to journalists the press Secretary of the President of Russia Dmitry Peskov, making comments on information in the media in which it was noted that the Minister of agriculture is the assistant to the President on agricultural issues.
“It was mentioned that she is currently the assistant to the President on agriculture. Here you need to be correct: no government posts Elena Skrynnik at the present time is not” – said Peskov.
However, he said that “abstracts from the nature of the problem (raised in today’s media reports about Elena Skrynnik – approx.TASS) , because it is not known how reliable information”.
As previously reported, the Federal Prosecutor’s office of Switzerland confirmed the information on arrest of accounts in connection with a legal investigation concerning the former Minister of agriculture of Russia Elena Skrynnik.
Thus, the Federal public Prosecutor’s office (PFO) of Switzerland confirmed that in the spring of 2013 was initiated a criminal procedure against the former Minister of agriculture of Russia and other persons on suspicion of money laundering (article 305 bis, paragraph 2 of the Swiss penal code); in this context, the FPE seized assets.
In Russian press it was reported that in Switzerland arrested bills Skrynnik in the amount of 60 million francs (about $61 million).
Elena Skrynnik, in turn, said that appeared in some media about the arrest of her accounts in Switzerland do not correspond to reality. “I refute. It’s just a complete lie – she said on air “Russian news service”. – I even such have no money”. The ex-Minister promised that her lawyers will be to understand why the media have such messages.