Moscow with “a certain skepticism” refers to “cases of extraterritorial application of jurisdiction of us courts”, said press Secretary of the President of Russia Dmitry Peskov, making comments on the message of The New York Times about the plans of the U.S. justice Department to conduct an investigation on the possible use of doping by Russian athletes during the Olympic games in Sochi.
“We are at various levels have repeatedly said, and, by the way, this was said by the President of Russia Vladimir Putin: we have a certain skepticism, and with a certain degree of misunderstanding and resentment treat quite common in recent cases of extraterritorial application of jurisdiction of us courts”, — Peskov told journalists (quoted by “Interfax”).
Thus a press-the Secretary of the President emphasized that the material in The New York Times it “is about those episodes that were associated with the United States, participating in different competitions throughout the United States.” “It’s something that I, at least, had the opportunity to read the relevant messages,” explained Sands.
“I propose to focus on the statements by the Minister of sport Vitaly Mutko and the position we fully support, is about openness to investigate, the intention to fight doping, but to fight personified, that such proceeding or investigative action does not cast a shadow on our Champions, athletes who participate in fair competition”, — said the press Secretary of the President (quoted by TASS).
On the eve of the New York Times, citing sources familiar with the situation, reported that the U.S. Department of justice has begun investigating the possible use of doping Russian athletes.
The publication points out that the US Federal government have the right to make a case against an alien, if the offence has some relation to the US.
Earlier, on may 12, in The New York Times published an article which cited a statement now working in the U.S. the former head of the Moscow anti-doping laboratory of Gregory Rodchenkov that Russian athletes used doping during the 2014 winter Olympics in Sochi, the results of which Russia took first place in the overall team standings. Similar statements sounded and in the program “60 minutes” of CBS.
The Minister of sports of Russia Vitaly Mutko the information published in The New York Times, has described as absurd. In the Kremlin statement eks-the head of the Moscow anti-doping laboratory called “slander defector”.
On 17 may the President of the world anti-doping Agency (WADA) Craig reedy stated that his organization is “fully committed to investigate additional allegations reported by “60 minutes” of CBS and the New York Times, and publicly report its conclusions.”