Kremlin press secretary Dmitry Peskov has called "unfounded and inappropriate" the attempts to compare the arrest of AFK Sistema top shareholder Vladimir Yevtushenkov with the Yukos case.
Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs (RUIE) head Alexander Shokhin suggested that the proceedings against Yevtushenkov might bear some resemblance to the Yukos case.
"I categorically disagree with Mr. Shokhin. Any attempts to paint this story with any political colors have no right to exist," Peskov told Interfax, commenting on the opinion of the RUIE head.
"The issue lies exclusively in the legal field," the presidential press secretary emphasized.
"Investigators have the right to bring the charges, and the court will answer the question whether he [Yevtushenkov] is guilty or not," Peskov added.
"Any statements made before the court's judgment are unfounded and inappropriate," the presidential press secretary emphasized.
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