Journalists asked Peskov to comment on a Vedomosti that the representatives of the presidential administration allegedly promised the former Governor of the Kirov region Nikita Belykh to release him under house arrest if he testifies against Alexei Navalny.
“This is a series of information “ducks”, — said Peskov (quoted by TASS).
According to the representative of the Kremlin, “investigations are conducted, and neither the presidential administration nor the staff of the presidential administration do not have and can not have a relationship to investigation, especially can’t promise that someone somewhere will let you.” “This rather belongs to the category of the absurd,” concluded Sands.
The article “Vedomosti”, in which the proposal of the representatives of the presidential administration, White said a friend of the former Governor, was published earlier Friday, 25 November. The source also said that with this proposal, including associated recent change of lawyers White.
She was arrested by the Governor Nikita Belykh
However, the source familiar with the process , insists that White refused the services of lawyers Prokhorov and Mikhailova not to accept the plea deal. According to the interlocutor familiar White has long insisted that he should find other protectors, including, and because of their employment in the process in the case of the murder of Boris Nemtsov. In addition, as has been said by White in the proceedings, he intends to prove his innocence.
White already testified in the case of “Kirovles”, but then they did not play a decisive role and does not Bulk unmasked as a criminal, be sure the source . Then, giving testimony as a witness, White said he did not consider that the actions of Navalny caused damage to the Kirov region.
Out-of-business White November 9, lawyers Vadim Prokhorov and Olga Mikhailova declined to comment on the situation.
The verdict in the case of “Kirovles” was passed in Kirov in 2013. Navalny and Pyotr Ofitserov was sentenced to five and four years imprisonment respectively, but later the sentence was changed to probation.
In February 2016, the European court of human rights (ECtHR) has ruled on the case of “Kirovles” unfair and awarded Russia to pay the Bulk of €48 thousand in compensation and Ofitserova — €23 thousand.
White was arrested at the end of June 2016 on charges of taking bribes in the amount of €400 thousand According to investigators, the money White took “in favor of the briber and its controlled” Novovyatskiy ski plant and Forestry management company.