The Chairman of the Committee on Security and Corruption Control Vasily Piskarev
Vasily Ivanovich commented on the proposal of the head of the British Ministry of Internal Affairs to support Ukraine's initiative to suspend Russia's membership in Interpol.
“If this happens, then the Western states will only cut their noses off to spite their faces. They will lose the opportunity to get assistance in arresting dangerous criminals, like murderers, pedophiles, terrorists, drug dealers, and many others. It will be more difficult to apprehend them, as well as to extradite them and bring them to trial,” the parliamentarian said.
According to Vasily Piskarev, “that will affect the entire international crime control system.” The Chairman of the Committee noted the current effective cooperation with all 195 Interpol member states. In 2021, Russia included 700 people in the international Interpol wanted list, and 83 criminals were transferred to Russia. Only in 2021, 104 wanted people and 47 missing people were found by the National Central Bureau of Interpol of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia. 31 criminals and 26 convicted persons were extradited from Russia.
“I also need to note the high level of cooperation between Russia and European countries and also with Turkey, Israel and China,” he added.
“It is completely unclear, why it is necessary to undermine global security to fulfill the momentary political goals. I recall the Russian saying “Just to spite Grandma, I will freeze my ears off,” that means “to cut off one's nose to spite one's face”, said the Chairman of the Committee.