14 May 2022. MK.RU
Written by Roman Kamanin
Translated by Elizaveta Ovchinnikova
Despite the sanctions and restrictions, Russian law enforcement agencies continue to cooperate with INTERPOL, said Yury Zhdanov, President of the All-Russian public organisation ‘International Police Association Russian Section’, Doctor of Law, in a comment to RIA Novosti.
Mr Zhdanov noted that international cooperation between the International Police Association (IPA) and the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Russian Federation has practically not changed. Western colleagues continue to respond to requests.
‘We also continue cooperation with all international organisations: within the UN, Interpol, SCO, BRICS and FATF,' Mr Zhdanov said. According to him, the only exceptions are the Council of Europe, including its structures, and the International Association of Prosecutors.
The expert noted that in the framework of collaboration with INTERPOL in the period from February to May, Russian law enforcement officers detained and extradited criminals at the request of countries such as Estonia, Czech Republic, North Macedonia, Montenegro, Lithuania, Spain, Latvia, Portugal and others.
'Cooperation under previously concluded contracts and agreements so far has not been officially interrupted. All bilateral agreements are legally valid,’ he said.