"Baring Vostok case" .
Calvi compared the flight from Russia to self-destruction
Investment fund founder Baring Vostok, Michael Calvi, said in a Basmanny court meeting that the question of his innocence is a matter of honor and reputation. This is the correspondent of RBC.
"They are even more of the candidates interested in the outcome of this case. Escape is inherently guilty. For me, running away from Russia in this case is tantamount to admitting my guilt and self-destruction," he said.
According to Calvi, the accusation concerns a commercial dispute that arose long before his arrest. "I can only regret that one party to this dispute has chosen a very particular way to justify their interests. <...> What should be resolved in an open commercial court, unfortunately, has been the subject of criminal proceedings, "he said.
Baring Vostok founder said that, despite the "corporate conflict that led to the criminal trial", "he still believes in Russia's investment potential". Calvi asked the court to believe in his "desire to prove his innocence" and promised to fully respect the conditions of investigators under house arrest.