MOSCOW, Mar 15 (PRIME) -- President Vladimir Putin is sure that arrest of Baring Vostok fund founder Michael Calvey should not be linked to Russia’s investment climate, presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters on Friday.
“The president’s position is as follows. First, the case should not be linked to Russia’s investment climate in general and should not have any negative impact. Russia has been interested in global investors and intends to make every effort to create a comfortable working environment for them,” he said.
“Second, the president cannot comment on Calvey’s case as investigation is going on… And third, nobody can call Calvey guilty of any crime until there is a court decision.”
The Basmanny District Court of Moscow arrested Calvey and five other defendants for two months in a 2.5 billion ruble embezzlement case in mid-February.
Peskov also said that the case was mentioned in passing at Putin’s recent meeting with the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs.