The Russian foreign Ministry denied the reports about detention of suspects in the murder of his brother, Kim Jong-UN
Earlier media reported that Russia ignored the requests of police of Malaysia to prevent out possible criminals in North Korea.
Moscow. 28 Feb. INTERFAX.RU — has not received an official request to detain citizens of the DPRK suspected of involvement in the murder of an alleged brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong-UN.
“As far as we know, the investigation of the incident with North Korean citizen in the airport of Kuala Lumpur is the Malaysian side. Reliable information about the involvement of the citizens of the DPRK the incident, as well as an official petition about their detention from the competent parties, we have not received,” — said “Interfax” a source in the Russian foreign Ministry.
Earlier in mass media there were messages that Russia has not complied with the request of the South Korean authorities about the arrest of four suspects in the murder in the Malaysian airport Kim Jong-Nam — brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong-UN.
As reported by the newspaper JoongAng Ilbo, the Malaysian police found that four North Korean citizens suspected of involvement in the murder, immediately fled the country. They were found to have used flights via Jakarta, Dubai, Moscow and Vladivostok.
In this regard, the authorities asked Moscow to provide information about the whereabouts of suspects and to detain them for identity verification to prevent out possible criminals in North Korea. However, as reported, the application was rejected because of insufficient evidence at the initial stage of the investigation. According to a diplomatic source, Russia has allowed the alleged murderers to leave the country.