Press Secretary of the President of Russia Dmitry Peskov said that Vladimir Putin was informed about the arrest of Kirov Governor Nikita Belykh on suspicion in bribe of $400 thousand Sands did not give forecasts concerning possible solutions for the resignation of White, reports “RIA Novosti”.
“At what point to resign — now I can not such a decision to announce,” said the spokesman. He stressed that “until a court decision “did nothing to call not guilty”. According to Peskov, now the consequence works independently. “About some sort of consultation in advance of the question”, — he said.
The press Secretary also refused to evaluate the effectiveness of White on the post of the Kirov Governor. “I wouldn’t do it. Has the appropriate ratings that account for the different expert organizations. Probably better to focus on ratings that are based on specific criteria, and not on General assessments”, — he explained.
On Saturday, White was taken to the Basmanny court, which shall elect him a measure of restraint. The investigation seeks for his arrest. The Governor is charged with receiving a bribe in especially large amount (part 6, item 290 of the criminal code). The punishment under this article provides from 8 till 15 years of imprisonment. On Saturday the head of the Kirov region filed formal charges.
The Governor was arrested yesterday, 24 June, employees SKR and FSB in one of the restaurants in Moscow. Later the Investigative Committee has published photos of the detention, which is itself White and bundles of marked money. According to investigators, he personally and through intermediaries received €400 thousand White Himself has declared his innocence.