Swiss prosecutors consider that Borodin is not arrested

Deputy head of the Russian Prosecutor General's Office department for special cases Ruslan Tamayev, who returned from Switzerland on Friday evening, informed his superiors on the results of his trip on Saturday morning. Tamayev said that he had informed Deputy Prosecutor General Vasily Kolmogorov on his talks with Geneva Prosecutor Bernard Bertossa in Switzerland, Interfax reports. Tamayev also said he handed over new documents obtained from the Swiss side to the leadership of the Prosecutor General's Office. The investigator declined to disclose the contents of these materials in the interests of the investigation and only made it clear that they concern the so-called "Pavel Borodin case" (the state secretary of the Russia-Belarus Union arrested in the U.S. on a warrant issued by Swiss prosecutors). Bertossa also clarified the Swiss prosecutors' position regarding Borodin's detention in the U.S., Tamayev said. "Mr. Bertossa has officially stated that this is not an arrest, but only the execution of a procedure to be brought in for questioning."