Peskov: Putin reported about the arrest of Dmitry Kamenshchik


MOSCOW, February 19. The President of the RF Vladimir Putin reported about the arrest of the actual owner of Domodedovo Dmitry Kamenshchik, however, no comments on this case from the Kremlin will not. This was reported to journalists the press Secretary of the head of state, Dmitry Peskov.

However, he did not exclude that the detention of the Bricklayer can be lifted by someone from participants of the recently established working group on monitoring of enforcement activities in the field of business.

“Of course, since this is high profile news, this is reported to the President and was informed about this (the arrest of a Kamenshchik),” – said the representative of the Kremlin. “Somehow comment on this, of course, impossible, given that we are talking about the investigation and nobody is going to comment on that,” continued Sands.

Thus a press-the Secretary of the President emphasized that in the Kremlin, it is assumed that “until otherwise proven by the court, Kamenshchik is innocent”.

Answering questions of journalists, Peskov said that he doesn’t know that the owner of Domodedovo was familiar with the President. “Kamenshchik, I’ve never seen at presidential events, and (co-owner of “Domodedovo” Valery) Kogan also never seen”, – said the representative of the Kremlin.

The question of why Kamenshchik was arrested only now, five years after the terrorist attack at Domodedovo airport, the press Secretary of the President called to address in the Kremlin. “As you know, neither the President nor the presidential administration doesn’t attracted (to justice). It’s (doing) the investigation bodies – therefore it is better there and to address (the issue),” said Sands.

“Theoretically, Yes,” Sands replied to the question, is it possible to discuss this issue in the framework created under the leadership of the head of the Russian presidential administration Sergey Ivanov, the working group on the monitoring of law enforcement practice in the sphere of business. “If this topic will come up or members of the business community or representatives of law enforcement bodies, then why not,” said the press Secretary of the President.

The Case Of Dmitry Kamenshchik

Kamenshchik was arrested the day before, on Friday Basmanny court of Moscow will consider the arrest of businessman. He is charged under part 3 of article 238 of the criminal code (“performance of works or rendering of services that do not meet the requirements of safety, entailed on imprudence death of two or more persons”). The maximum punishment under this article provides till 10 years of imprisonment.

Under the same criminal case, arrested the former head of the Russian representation of the company “airport Management company limited” Svetlana Trishina, managing Director of CJSC “Domodedovo airport Aviation Security” Andrey Danilov and the former Director of the airport complex Vyacheslav Nekrasov. All of them presented similar charge. The guilt involved in the case do not recognize.

According to investigators, Kamenshchik, Trishina, Nekrasov and Danilov introduced a new system of inspection at the entrance to the airport complex, which has led to an increase in the vulnerability of the airport and consequently to provide services in the field of civil aviation that does not meet safety requirements.

As considers a consequence, it is improper for the safety of passengers at the airport has allowed in January 2011, the terrorist-suicide bomber Magomed Evloev easily go to the terminal and Domodedovo hidden under clothing explosive device and produce undermine it, resulting in 37 people were killed, 172 were injured.