Russian football team getting ready for game with MexicoSport June 22, 21:38
EU agrees to extend sanctions against RussiaWorld June 22, 21:25
Lavrov tells Tillerson attempts to exert pressure on Russia through sanctions pointlessRussian Politics & Diplomacy June 22, 20:14
Russian war memorial in Poland reopens after renovationWorld June 22, 19:41
Le Bourget air show: Russia clinches contracts for military hardware deliveriesMilitary & Defense June 22, 19:28
Czech president supports idea of referendum on country’s withdrawal from EUWorld June 22, 18:57
Russian fans show fascinating hospitality at 2017 Confederations Cup — renowned pianistSport June 22, 18:32
First days of Soviet Union's Great Patriotic War in picturesSociety & Culture June 22, 18:10
Defense Ministry comments on upcoming Russia-China military exercisesMilitary & Defense June 22, 18:08
MOSCOW, March 1. /TASS/. Official spokesman for Russia’s Investigative Committee Vladimir Markin has responded to Monday's statement of US State Department spokesman John Kirby that called on the Russian government to "ensure that all those responsible for his killing are brought to justice."
"At first glance, the statements of Western representatives with calls to bring to justice all those guilty in Nemtsov’s killing seem to be just a little bit strange," Markin said.
"In fact, they know well that Russia’s Investigative Committee works efficiently and jointly with operative services has solved this complicated criminal case that will be sent to court after the accused persons and lawyers familiarize with it," Markin said.
Markin stressed that "detention of organizer of the murder who is on the international wanted list, as is well-known, is just a matter of time."
Nemtsov, co-chairman of the RPR-Parnas political party, was shot dead in downtown Moscow on February 27, 2015. Five men, including suspected perpetrator Zaur Dadayev, have been formally charged in the murder case. They do not admit their guilt.
In November 2015, a Moscow court arrested in absentia a suspected organizer of Nemtsov’s murder, Ruslan Muhudinov, an officer of Chechnya’s Sever battalion. A criminal case against him and other unidentified persons is investigated separately.
Washington’s statement is "a hint that it is impossible for the Russian government to find and bring to justice the true masterminds, those who pulled the strings from abroad and influenced the contractors of the murder," Markin said.
In his turn, Markin called on the US Department of State to take care of the reputation of the US government and try to influence competent authorities of the country that in fact ignore Russia’s requests for legal assistance.
In particular, Markin said 14 criminal cases have been opened by Russia’s Investigative Committee into the murders and abuse of Russian children in the United States. "Maybe our colleagues think that we attempt to infringe on their sovereignty in such a way?".