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Public Prosecutor General's Office violated the law by refusing to investigate the circumstances of the meeting between Vladimir Putin and Silvio Berlusconi

Press Release

May 2, 2012

Public Prosecutor General's Office refused to investigate whether there was a conflict of interests in the March meeting between President Dmitry Medvedev and Prime Minister Vladimir Putin and Italian citizen and businessman Silvio Berlusconi. Mr.V.Volkov, Asistant to Public Prosecutor General, informed (in the response to the inquiry by YABLOKO leader Sergei Mitrokhin) that President and Prime Minister can not be subject to the prosecutor's investigation. This contradicts the Law "On Public Prosecutor's Office", and YABLOKO is preparing a lawsuit.

The meeting between Dmitry Medvedev, Vladimir Putin and Silvio Berlusconi took place on March 8-9, 2012. It should be noted that ex Prime Minister of Italy was under investigation in Italy for a number of criminal cases related to corruption. In March 2012 he did not take any state post and was a private person - a billionaire and owner of the FinInvest financial holding company.

Despite of the usual practices the Presidents and the Prime Ministers web-sites did not specify the purpose of the visit reducing the information to stating of the fact of the meeting. This could present an additional reason to suspect corruption between Berlusconi, Putin and Medvedev, Mitrokhin wrote in his inquiry to the Public Prosecutor General.

"The country's leaders emphasize their exclusive relationship with a representative of foreign business which may indicate presence of illegal relations there," runs Mitrokhins letter.

See also:

YABLOKO Against Corruption

Sergei Mitrokhin asks Public Prosecutor General to investigate the aims and goals of the meeting of Vladimir Putin and Dmitry Medvedev with Silvio Berluskoni. Press Release, March 12, 2012





Press Release

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