Bastrykin made his first comment on the arrests in the Investigation Committee


The head of the Investigative Committee of Russia Alexander Bastrykin for the first time commented on the arrest of high-ranking employees of his Department. In an interview to “Rossiyskaya Gazeta”, he called the actions of those arrested “betrayal” and promised that the work of purification of the TFR and other law enforcement agencies will continue.

“I will not dissemble: the topic is unpleasant, even painful. But to ignore her is impossible, we will not bury our heads in the sand. The work of purification of the ranks of the RCS and all other law enforcement agencies will continue”, — said Bastrykin.

“And I want to emphasize that the arrest of senior officials of the RF IC in any case should not cast a shadow on the thousands of honest and decent professionals of the Investigative Committee, who stand on guard of legality and law and order. Regard the incident, including, and as a betrayal of the memory of our fallen in the line of duty comrades. I am sure that this case will serve as a bitter lesson to all those, who can have selfish thoughts,” — explained his position the head of the TFR.

Previously resonant arrests that occurred on July 19, said the official representative of the TFR Vladimir Markin. He did it July 20 — the next day, after the FSB held the office searched, detained, and then received court sanction on arrest of the Deputy head of the Moscow Directorate of SKR Denis nikandrova, head of management of own safety of the RCDS Mikhail Maksimenko and his Deputy Alexander Limonova. Markin said that “I am ashamed and sad for what happened to the “so-called colleagues.

On July 21 the newspaper “Kommersant” citing its sources wrote that a criminal case on bribery by the senior officials of the Investigative Committee of Russia opened personally by the Chairman of the TFR Alexander Bastrykin. The newspaper’s source said that Bastrykin allegedly was the first who gave a legal assessment of the operational materials senior employees of the RCDS.

It was he, said the interlocutor of the edition, criminal case under part 6 St. 290 criminal code (bribery in especially large size) and sent a copy of the decision to the Prosecutor General. The source of “Kommersant” also explained that Deputy Prosecutor General Viktor grin acknowledged the decision Bastrykin justified, however, found that objectivity to deal with corruption in the Investigative Committee shall not itself a Department, and an independent law enforcement body — the investigative Department of the FSB.