Peskov commented on the arrest Kerimov in France

© RIA Novosti / Sergey Goneeverything in photobanks Secretary of the President Dmitry Peskov. Archival photoPeskov commented on the arrest Kerimov in France© RIA Novosti / Sergey Goneeverything the image Bank

Russia of the foreign Ministry is actively working on the issue of detention in the nice Senator Suleiman Kerimov, reported the press Secretary of the President Dmitry Peskov.

«Of course, the senatorial status of Suleiman Kerimov and the fact that he is a citizen of Russia, is the key to that, of course, we will endeavour maximum efforts to protect its legitimate interests,» he said.

According to him, the Russian diplomatic mission are now continuously deals with this issue.

«Of course, of special importance (have — ed) — that Suleiman Kerimov is the bearer of a diplomatic passport with which he entered the territory of France. Therefore, vigorous efforts to further the interests of Suleiman Kerimov will continue,» — said the press Secretary of the President.

Earlier it was reported that Kerimov, was detained in nice. According to some unofficial sources, the Senator is suspected of tax evasion, others in money laundering. Later a source in the Federation Council reported that Kerimov was in France without a diplomatic passport.

As stated by RIA Novosti, the Prosecutor of nice, Jean-Michel Pratt, the period of detention of the Senator’s detention was extended for a day.