Ukraine threatened to pull out of Interpol, Russia
MOSCOW, Nov 19 — RIA Novosti. Kyiv may suspend membership in Interpol, if the head of the organization will be the General-the major of Ministry of internal Affairs of Russia Alexander Prokopchuk. About this Twitter wrote the Minister of internal Affairs of Ukraine Arsen Avakov.
According to him, the appointment of the Russian candidate to head Interpol “is absurd and contrary to the spirit and objectives of the organization.”
“If the arguments of the Ukraine and other countries will not be heard, Kiev will consider the suspension of its membership in the Interpol”, — says the publication Avakov.
Earlier, Kiev has expressed dissatisfaction with the candidacy of Alexander Prokopchuk head of Interpol and accused Russia of abuse of authority of the organization. Moscow described the position of the Ukrainian side Russophobia. As stated by the head of the Duma Committee on CIS Affairs Leonid Kalashnikov, thus Kiev demonstrates hostility towards Russia and does not take into account the professionalism Prokopchuk.
In the Kremlin supported the candidacy Prokopchuk to head an international organization.
Of course, we cheer for the Russian candidate, and we would like that the Russian candidate won the election.Dmitry Peskov, press Secretary of the President of the Russian Federation
Elections of the new head of Interpol will be held November 21. The Financial Times called the Vice-President of the organization Alexander Prokopchuk one of the candidates to this post. The previous head of Interpol, Meng Hongwei has resigned after Chinese law enforcement authorities suspected him of taking bribes.
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