Press Secretary of the President Dmitry Peskov has declared to journalists that in connection with the “business of hockey”, according to him, “there is no question about any resignations. So he answered the question about the possible dismissal of interior Minister Vladimir Kolokoltseva and the other leaders of the Ministry of interior, reports .
“To complete the investigation to evaluate impossible. We know that consistently held the line on the fight against corruption. This case is very striking with its volumes — colorful proof”, he said.
Peskov added that, “it is impossible to expect immediate results, the effect is cumulative”.
Acting head of Department “T” of the Main Directorate of economic security and counteraction to corruption Ministry of internal Affairs of Russia (Guebipk) 53-year-old Colonel Dmitry Zakharchenko was arrested on Saturday, September 10, according to the decision of Presnensky court of Moscow. He was charged with abuse of office (article 285 of the criminal code), obstruction of justice and manufacture of preliminary investigation (article 294 of the criminal code) and bribery in the amount of 7 million rubles (article 290 of the criminal code). During searches Zakharchenko seized currency in the amount equivalent to approximately RUB 8 billion, according to a source “RIA Novosti” in law enforcement.
Wednesday, September 14, the Agency “Rosbalt”, citing a source in law enforcement bodies has reported that in the Swiss Bank accounts, “related to the family of Dmitry Zakharchenko,” allegedly discovered approximately €300 million This information was denied by the lawyer of Colonel Yury Novikov. “We see [in the media], wealth our client is growing, but we have nothing about it on the accounts in Switzerland, don’t know,” he said.
On Tuesday, September 13, the official representative of the Ministry of internal Affairs of Irina Volk said that Kolokoltsev has instructed to conduct an internal inspection of the leadership of Quebec, one of the departments which were headed by Zakharchenko. As said the Wolf, employees of management of own safety of Department of state service and personnel of the interior Ministry will investigate the circumstances that led to the arrest of Zakharchenko, after which a decision will be made in accordance with applicable law.”
Earlier, the Kremlin has commented on the arrest of the Colonel’s anti-corruption Department of the interior. Peskov said that Vladimir Putin “has complete information on the wise. “Obviously, the fight against corruption is a multifaceted process, very thorny, very complex. But in this case the leadership of the country demonstrates a consistent line,” he said.