The Kremlin said the mother’s request Pichugin to pardon son

Press Secretary of the President of Russia Dmitry Peskov said that the Kremlin knows about publishing with a request to pardon the former employee of security service of Yukos, Alexei Pichugin, reports “Interfax”.

“We know that such an appeal published in a newspaper”, — said Peskov. However, he added that while he could not say how the Kremlin reacted to this petition.

Previously, the mother Pichugin addressed an open letter to Vladimir Putin through the “Novaya Gazeta”. It his address, she emphasized that her son “did not play and isn’t playing any political games.” According to her, Pichugin is “a very private public man who was not going and not going with anyone to fight and sue”.

“It is high time to return home, to reunite with family. Please have mercy on my son!” — said in the letter to Putin.