21 Feb 2019 13:12

Putin dissatisfied with how his directives on probes into economic crimes being implemented - Peskov

MOSCOW. Feb 21 (Interfax) - Russian President Vladimir Putin is dissatisfied with the efficiency of efforts being made to resolve problems in investigations into economic crimes, such the way such investigations are dragged out, Kremlin press secretary Dmitry Peskov told journalists on Thursday.

"The president is dissatisfied with how effectively his instructions in this area have been implemented. He has voiced his directives quite unambiguously this time around," Peskov said in commenting on Putin's address to the Federal Assembly.

"The nature and wording of the address leave no room for interpretation and the erosion of ideas and objectives," he said.

Asked whether an inquiry would be launched into why Putin's previous instructions on the matter had not been properly implemented, Peskov replied, "Not only a one-off inquiry is being conducted, but methodical work is being done here."

"The presidential Control Directorate is working on a permanent basis to monitor the way the head of state's instructions are implemented, including within this field," he said.