What You Need To Know:
✓ "This is a unique case because there were no such cases of high profile government officials connected to organized crime";
✓ "We don't expect that General Prosecutor Chaïka will be fired or send to prison";
✓ More than three million people watched the report on Youtube, but there's still no conclusive official reaction: Chaika is a close ally of President Putin;
✓ Authors of the investigation plan to take it to European courts and prosecutors.
Nikita Kulachenkov, journalist, a member of the Anti-Corruption Foundation explains that the scandal exposing corrupt ties of the country'a General Prosecutor seems to be a unique case for Russia, because “there are no such high profiles among government officials connected to organized crime, so I think this is the reason why the reaction is much bigger than usual”.
But, according to the journalist, the investigators don't believe that the General Prosecutor will step down: “From our experiences with our last investigations, Putin never takes decision under pressure, so we don't expect that Chaïka will be fired or send to prison”
The investigation team of Nikita Kulachenkov is expecting some reactions from Switzerland and Greece, two countries connected to the story: “We do some kind of steps to have some connections with these countries, we used the formal official ways to communicate the crimes to the Switzerland authorities and to the General Prosecutor of Switzerland and we hope the reaction will be different than in Russia”.
Hromadske's Ian Bateson joined Nikita Kulachenkov, journalist, a member of the Anti-Corruption Foundation live from Riga during the Sunday Show's broadcast on December, 13, 2015.