Kremlin comments on senator's detention in France

Kremlin comments on senator's detention in France

Moscow will do its utmost to defend legal interests of Russian senator Suleiman Kerimov detained in France, Kremlin Spokesman Dmitry Peskov said.

"The status of a senator and the fact that he [Kerimov] is a Russian citizen are a guarantee that we will certainly make every effort to defend his legal interests," the spokesman stressed.

The Kremlin spokesman noted that the Russian Foreign Ministry is carrying out an intense effort in connection with the incident. Russia’s diplomatic mission in France is also engaged in this work. 

"Certainly, it is noteworthy that Suleiman Kerimov is the holder of a diplomatic passport, with which he entered France. That’s why the energetic work on defending Suleiman Kerimov’s interests will continue," TASS cited Peskov as saying.

On Monday, Suleiman Kerimov, a legislator of the Federation Council, Russia’s upper house of parliament, was detained at the airport of Nice and was taken to a police station. 

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