Bochkarev said about the absurdity of the charges of the Norwegian intelligence services

© RIA Novosti / Sergey Subtemperate in fotobanka. Archival photoBochkarev said about the absurdity of the charges of the Norwegian intelligence services© RIA Novosti / Sergey Subtemperate the image Bank

The staff of the Federation Council Mikhail Bochkarev, previously arrested in Norway on charges of gathering intelligence, said about the absurdity for any charge brought against security services.

Bochkarev was detained at the Oslo airport on September 21 on suspicion of illegally collecting information. On Friday it became known that the security police of Norway PST withdrew the appeal on his arrest. The Russian Embassy in Oslo confirmed the release of Bochkarev.

«I knew that everything would be okay, because I am absolutely not guilty, and these allegations are nothing», — he said to journalists on arrival from Oslo to Moscow.

Bochkarev also called the accusations absurd.

Earlier the Russian foreign Ministry said that Moscow is waiting for an apology from Oslo in connection with the situation around the staff members of the Federation Council. The speaker of Council of Federation Valentina Matvienko, in turn, did not rule out that the detention Bochkareva was a provocation.

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