Ansip: No Reason to Discredit Interpol ({{commentsTotal}})

Prime Minister Andrus Ansip said in Parliament yesterday that he saw no reason that observers should question Interpol's credibility in posting the wanted notice regarding Tallinn City Councilor Eerik-Niiles Kross.

Ansip said Interior Minister Ken-Marti Vaher has requested clarification in the matter.

"Surely Interpol regards these requests with a high level of thoroughness. Let me reiterate: based on the current cooperation we have no reason not to have confidence in Interpol," Ansip said.

"The current information is that Interpol does have basis to declare Eerik-Niiles Krossi a wanted person. But whether this basis will be sufficient for Eerik-Niiles Kross to remain on this list or not after a thorough investigation and consideration of various additional arguments, that I cannot say," Ansip said.

The international police organization had relayed a Russian arrest warrant for Kross's alleged connection to the hijacking of a cargo ship in 2009. Estonian prosecutors say they have not found evidence to link Kross in any way, but Russian authorities have refused to share information they claim is incriminating.