Kyrgyz president sees revival of relations with Russia as major result of his tenureWorld June 23, 20:49
Ex-premier says initiative to impeach Poroshenko stems from Ukraine’s economy collapseWorld June 23, 20:20
This week in photos: Confederations Cup opening and summer solstice celebrationsSociety & Culture June 23, 19:11
Turkish ambassador to Russia: Moscow and Ankara to join efforts in war on terrorWorld June 23, 18:45
Ukraine’s finance ministry files appeal to London Court against Russia in $3 bln debt caseBusiness & Economy June 23, 18:42
Ukrainian society tired of Poroshenko’s policy — expertRussian Politics & Diplomacy June 23, 17:58
Deutsche Welle sees Russian international broadcasters as threat to European ideasWorld June 23, 17:34
Watchdog claims Telegram provides means of communication to terroristsBusiness & Economy June 23, 16:45
Russia launches serial production of seaborne air defense missile systemMilitary & Defense June 23, 16:25
MOSCOW, August 22. /TASS/. The reform at Russia’s Investigative Committee began long before the high-profile corruption scandal and the detention of high-ranking officials, official spokesman Vladimir Markin said on Monday.
"The reorganization is underway. It began long before that case," Markin told the Vesti FM radio station.
Markin thanked Russia’s Federal Security Service for having revealed the illegal activity of the IC officers, adding that the detention was a very sensitive issue and a "huge flaw of the personnel."
"The staff members of the Main department for inter-departmental cooperation and internal security were involved in this case. Of course, this department will be reformed," Markin confirmed.
Last month, a spokesman for the FSB told TASS a number of Russia’s Investigative Committee officers were suspected of taking bribes from organized crime figures. The bribe to high-placed officials equals 500,000 euros as the materials of the case suggest, lawyer for a suspect Olga Lukmanova said.