07 Mar. 10:47
Russian prisoner in Greece flew home at the request of Kiev
Russian Yevgeny Kalinin, who was held in Greece at the request of Ukraine, has been released. About this "RIA Novosti" said his lawyer Yannis Rahiotis.
"The Russian economist, energy expert Yevgeny Kalinin was released by order of the prosecutor of the court in Athens," said the lawyer. According to him, the decision of the public prosecutor pointed out that Kalinin had been arrested by accident, he was not an international order.
Rakhiotis said that the release was preceded by the visit of the Attorney General of Russia Yuri Chaika to the Minister of Justice of Greece and the prosecutor of the Supreme Court.
Vasili Gavrilov, a spokesman for the Russian Embassy in Greece, told RBC that Kalinin had already flown to Moscow.
On March 2 it became known about the detention of Kalinin at the airport of Athens at the request of Ukraine. Rakhiotis then reported that the reason for the accusations of tax violations was. According to "Forbes Ukraine", Kalinin was the top manager of the company VETEK oligarch Sergey Kurchenko and he worked in his office in Moscow. In Ukraine, against Kurchenko and employees of the company after the departure from the country of ex-President Viktor Yanukovych various criminal cases.