SK Belarus will request legal assistance of the Russian Federation on the case of detained Russian priest

*** The detention took place not in the den, and at the bus station when trying to export two women for prostitution

Minsk. 7 Aug. INTERFAX – the Investigative Committee of Belarus is preparing the order to request legal assistance in the Russian Federation in the case of the Russian priest tried to take two Belarusians in Saint Petersburg for prostitution.

“Investigators are preparing a request of legal assistance in the Russian Federation, including information about the identity of the suspect and characterizing data”, – stated in the message of Department of information and public relations of SC Belarus.

In this case, that the priest was arrested not in the den, and at the bus station in Vitebsk when trying to export two women for prostitution.

“It is established that the inhabitant of Leningrad region, born in 1978, in the territory of Vitebsk, by persuasion and promises, tried to export to St. Petersburg for prostitution two inhabitants of Vitebsk. Bring your intent to end he could not, as on August 3, after 17 hours was detained by employees of internal Affairs bodies. The suspect, along with 20-year and 30-year-old women were arrested near the bus station in Vitebsk at the time of boarding the bus that was heading to the city of Saint-Petersburg”, – have informed in Committee.

The criminal investigation continues. “The investigators conduct initial investigations aimed at establishing the circumstances of the incident. The suspect is questioned. Investigators will apply for the application towards him the measure of restraint in form of detention”, – noted in SK.

On the eve of the Investigative Committee of Belarus reported about the detention of priest from Vitebsk Russia, he is suspected of attempting to take women in Petersburg as a living product.

According to the information portal the apprehended man is the priest Nikolai Kireyev of the Church of the Holy Apostles Peter and Paul in Vsevolozhsk district of Leningrad region.

In turn, the Deputy head of the Synodal Department for Church and society and the media, Vakhtang Kipshidze, on Monday said that N. Kireev on the investigation will be banned in the Ministry.