9 Apr 2019 17:40

Calvey planning to continue working in Russia, urges to invest in Russian projects - business ombudsman

MOSCOW. April 9 (Interfax) - The Russian president's business ombudsman Boris Titov visited Michael Calvey, the arrested head of the Baring Vostok investment fund charged with fraud, in the pre-trial detention facility where he is held on Tuesday.

"Of course, he has more gray hairs now, although he is in high and strong spirits and has no complaints about anything," the business ombudsman told journalists.

Calvey hopes for his release and has no plans to leave Russia, he said.

"He said he is still planning to work in Russia and urges investors to invest their money in Russian projects," Titov said.

The ombudsman pointed out that he will seek Calvey's release by all means possible within his powers.

He said he hopes the investigation will soon mitigate the restrictive measure imposed on Calvey and release him from the detention facility.