Russia: No clear evidence found against biathlete Loginov — foreign ministry spokesperson

Italian police did not find any clear evidence after raiding the hotel room of Russian biathlete Alexander Loginov, Foreign Ministry spokesperson Maria Zakharova said during her weekly briefing in Moscow on Friday. Zakharova added that the Italian side received an official protest regarding the search. Earlier Russian Biathlon Union President Vladimir Drachev said that the raid was related to... Еще accreditation issues regarding an old doping case of Loginov and his personal coach Alexander Kasperovich. «In response to our appeal, the Italian authorities said that such an early time — it was 6am — was chosen, as they said, this is a direct quote: «to allow the Russian athlete to take part in a competition which was scheduled for late morning.» You know, this is really interesting. Actually the race took place at 14:30 and such explanations by the Italian side are not credible,» said Zakharova. Zakharova also commented on the situation in Syria's Idlib province as well as investigations into the poisoning of former Russian intelligence officer Sergei Skripal and the 2014 MH17 flight crash.

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