HELSINKI, July 16. /TASS/. Russian President Vladimir Putin has asked the United States to give a hand with the case of Hermitage Capital Management founder Bill Browder.
At the summit meeting with US President Donald Trump in Helsinki on Monday, Putin said that the United States might file a request to question the Russians indicted in the US, under the 1999 Treaty on Mutual Legal Assistance in Criminal Matters, and Russian investigators could interrogate them.
"But we will raise the question that the steps should be reciprocal," the president said.
"Then we will expect from the American side to question, in presence of our detectives, those officials, including US special services agents, who we suspect of committing illegal activities in the Russian Federation," he emphasized. "What do I mean? The notorious case of Bill Browder, the founder of the Hermitage Capital Management."