Ex-finance minister Kudrin says detention of top U.S. investor is "emergency" for Russian economy

MOSCOW (Reuters) - The detention in Russia of Baring Vostok's U.S. founder Michael Calvey is an emergency for the Russian economy, former finance minister Alexei Kudrin, now head of the Audit Chamber, said on Monday.

Reuters February 19, 2019 00:05:47 IST
Ex-finance minister Kudrin says detention of top U.S. investor is "emergency" for Russian economy

Exfinance minister Kudrin says detention of top US investor is quotemergencyquot for Russian economy

MOSCOW (Reuters) - The detention in Russia of Baring Vostok's U.S. founder Michael Calvey is an emergency for the Russian economy, former finance minister Alexei Kudrin, now head of the Audit Chamber, said on Monday.

"I find this particular situation (to be) an emergency for the economy," Kudrin tweeted. He said Calvey's detention shows Russian President Vladimir Putin's order not to jail people accused of economic crimes was being ignored.

Calvey, a senior partner at Baring Vostok and among Russia's most prominent foreign investors, was detained on Thursday along with other executives after investigators accused them of embezzling 2.5 billion roubles ($37.76 million). [nL5N20B0DZ]

($1 = 66.2036 roubles)

(Reporting by Maxim Rodionov; Editing by Mark Heinrich)

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