26 Feb 2019 14:22

Putin cannot interfere in investigation of Calvey case - Peskov

MOSCOW. Feb 26 (Interfax) - Russian President Vladimir Putin cannot interfere in the investigation into the case of Baring Vostok investment fund founder Michael Calvey, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told the press on Tuesday.

"As in any other case, the president absolutely cannot interfere in investigative procedures," Peskov said.

"It can only be repeated once again, you know, and the chief of state has said so himself a number of times: no one can be called guilty of any kind of offence until a court says so," he said.

The president has been informed about the letter from the Baring Vostok administration which asked him to personally control this investigation, Peskov said.

"The president is also briefed on other appeals published at this time," he said.

This is a high-profile case, which is being closely monitored by the investigative authorities, Peskov said.